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ANTH 281, Seeds of Divinity blog

  Read the new ANTH 281 (Seeds of Divinity) Blog Prof. Foias and her students in ANTH 281 have a new blog that highlights their research on Pre-Columbian art from Central America in the Williams College Museum of Art. Students created short videos as virtual exhibits of these objects, based… Continue reading »

Senior Thesis Presentations

Three seniors presented the results of their thesis research in May 2019:  Anna Goldelman’s thesis, Entering North Adams: Considering Communities and Spatial Interactions in a Post-industrial City; Grace Fan’s (No) Strings Attached: An Intersection Lens on Race, Gender, and Emotions in College Hookup Culture; and Gabriel Silva-Collins’ Making the Mountains: Inca… Continue reading »

2019 Orton Prize Winners

Seniors Anna Goldelman and Gabriel Silva-Collins were awarded the Orton Prize for Excellence in Anthropology during the 2019 End-of-the-Year dinner.  Pictured with Anna and Gabriel is Professor Antonia Foias, Chair of the ANSO Department. Continue reading »

2019 Friedrichs Prize Recipients

During the 2019 End-of-the-Year Dinner, seniors Grace Fan and Grace Chamberlin were awarded the Friedrichs Prize for Excellence in Sociology.  Pictured with them is Professor Antonia Foias, Chair of the ANSO Department. Continue reading »

Lecture by photographer Jeff Sheng

Jeff Sheng Using Photography to See Hidden Communities Friday, April 26, 6 PM, Griffin 7 In this pizza-fueled talk, artist and sociologist Jeff Sheng presents his two main projects photographing and giving visibility to the LGBTQ community over the past 15 years: “Fearless” a photo series on “out”… Continue reading »

Podcast: The Pain Game

Podcast: The Pain Game This podcast by Carmen Bango ‘ 20 features several Williams Faculty including Kim Gutschow, who talks to Carmen about biomedicine and Asian medical approaches to the body and pain, the relationship of pain to Buddhist notions of the self, and some reflections about her graduate study… Continue reading »

Dr. Joanna Kempner — ANSO Senior Speaker

ANSO Senior Speaker this year is Dr. Joanna Kempner, a sociologist at Rutgers University. Kempner’s research investigates knowledge production as cultural work, inscribed with and shaped by tacit assumptions about social relations across gender, race, and class. Her award-winning book, Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and… Continue reading »

AES Senior Book Prize: Congratulations, David

CARAVAN of MARTYRS: SACRIFICE and SUICIDE BOMBING in AFGHANISTAN has won the Senior Book Prize of the American Ethnological Society.  It has also received honorable mention for the Gregory Bateson Book Prize from the Society for Cultural Anthropology. On behalf of the jury, Anne Allison writes:… Continue reading »