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ANSO Class of 2020

  To the extraordinary ANSO Class of 2020: We have often remarked upon your strength in numbers, and indeed, 23 of you will cross the threshold on Sunday to become Williams alumni.  This weekend, though, we are reflecting on your qualitative strengths.  Over the past four years, you have consistently… Continue reading »

ANSO Thesis Students 2020

Three wonderful ANSO seniors worked tirelessly on their theses, and completed them despite all the disruptions and challenges of this year. The department is thrilled to award Honors to them: Ally Alvarez, “The Racial Politics of the Russian Disinformation Campaign During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election” (with Prof. Snyder) Meklit… Continue reading »

A word to our Seniors

As our Senior class members, along with the rest of the Williams community, are transitioning into working on their classes remotely, we want to express our special appreciation of this fantastic cohort, pictured here after the last on-campus meeting of the Senior Seminar with Prof. Christina Simko (top row, second… Continue reading »

AE interview with David Edwards

AE Interviews David Edwards: Winner of the Senior Book Prize for his book “Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan”… Continue reading »

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 »