Donald Martin Carter is Professor of Africana Studies and Anthropology. He currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer of the college. As a first generation college student, he grew up in a Black working class community in Oakland, California. His parents moved from Louisiana to California just prior to the Second World War, establishing a base for other family members and friends to move North in the extended great migration. The world that they and other migrants created in the North retained a distinctively Southern flavor infusing sociocultural life, music and art. The "West Coast" influence on Black Popular Culture has been significant from the fusion of African American musical practices with traditional Chinese music producing a distinctive form of Jazz, to the birth of progressive Black grass roots labor activism that has informed the national Black freedom movement. A beneficiary of federal programs supporting the poor and ensuring the participation of women and racial and ethnic minorities in higher education, he attended The University Of California at Santa Cruz as an undergraduate, and later The University of Chicago for graduate work in Anthropology. He is author of States of Grace: Senegalese in Italy and the New European Immigration (1997) and Navigating the African Diaspora: The Anthropology of Invisibility (2010).
Amit was born and raised in India, and his family moved to Canada in 1994. He earned his B.A. in Psychology at the University of British Columbia, and after graduating he worked at his alma mater as an Advisor at the Disability Resource Center. He holds a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University where he served as a Graduate Hall Director. He is currently working on his doctorate in Higher Education at Syracuse University. His dissertation focuses on the intersection of race, class, gender and sexual orientation for LGBT students of color on college campuses.
Amit has previously served as the Associate Director of the LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University (2005-2011), and as a Residence Director (2003-2005). Amit has taught academic courses in Sociology, Women’s Studies, First Year Forum, and the Summer Start program at Syracuse University. He has facilitated numerous CARE dialogues (Conversations About Race & Ethnicity), and co-developed and facilitated a curriculum for a Gender Dialogue for professional staff members in Residence Life. He served on Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals executive board for five years, serving as co-chair from 2007-2010. He serves as a consultant and speaker on a range of diversity issues, and he has presented at many different colleges including Cornell University, Princeton University, Oberlin College, Ithaca College, and the University of South Florida.
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He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu, and his hobbies include DJing, cooking, home repairs, running and flying kites. Amit can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-859-4252.
Janet moved to the USA from the U.K. in 1985 and started working at Hamilton College in 1994. She has held other positions on campus, one year in the English Department and 10 years in the Admission Office. The reason she enjoys working in the Days-Massolo Center is the busy and varied work load, the students, and the programs that are held here.
Sabrina Debrosse is a junior at Hamilton College with a major in Communications and a possible Africana Studies minor. She is from Miami, FL and is also a part of Hamilton’s very first posse from Miami. She attended a visual and performing arts school for 9 years of her life, and enjoys sculpting ceramics. She likes to be around people and enjoys living life fully passionate, engaged, and is always motivated to do better. She centers her world around building a strong sense of community with the people around her from family to friends. Sabrina can be reached at email@example.com.
Nanyamka-Keyané Fleming is a junior at Hamilton College with a major in Africana Studies and a double minor in Art and Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies. Before coming to Hamilton, she attended the Cambridge School of Weston, a boarding and day high school in Massachusetts that closely deals with diversity and liberal arts. She lives in southern Maryland and is part of Hamilton’s Scholars program. She is a resident advisor, co-chair of the Feminists of Collor Collective, and on the executive board of the Voices of Color Lecture Series. She is a volunteer for the Hamilton College chapter of America Reads. She enjoys drawing, painting, and learning about new cultures by participating in activities involving diversity. Nanyamka can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harsimran (Sim) Janjua is a junior at Hamilton College who is majoring in Psychology. She is from New York City, NY and is a member of several groups on campus such as BLSU, Rainbow Alliance, and SASA. She enjoys working closely with people, having been a host for prospective students since her first year, and so has high hopes in a career in doing exactly that.
Jorett Joseph is a sophomore at Hamilton College and intends to major in Africana Studies and Government. Born in Miami, Florida, she is a member of the second Hamilton Posse Miami. She is the Cultural Chair of BLSU, a member of the Feminists of Color Collective, and the Ministry Leader/ Musical Director of the Hamilton College Morning Service. Being a Residential Advisor, Jorett has a very open personality and is always available to provide advice or point someone in the right direction. Post undergraduate school she plans to graduate from law school specializing in international law. She recently worked with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission immersing herself in issues affecting diverse communities. In her free time she enjoys singing, dancing, and listening to different genres of music. Jorett can be reached at email@example.com.