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Shelley Haley
Haley Invited to Participate in Mellon Workshop

Shelley Haley, professor of classics and Africana studies, was invited to be a guest facilitator for a Mellon workshop on “Sex and Gender in Past Societies: New Theories and Approaches.”  More ...

France Winddance Twine
University of California Anthropologist to Lecture Nov. 10

France Winddance Twine, anthropologist and professor of sociology, will present a lecture “The Sexual Lives of Soldiers: the Circularity of Violence in a Masculine Institution” on Monday, Nov. 10, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will examine the emotional and sexual health of active duty military personnel through a series of memoirs by female veterans. It is sponsored by the Africana Studies Department.  More ...

Angel David Nieves
Nieves Discusses “Digital Humanities as Restorative Social Justice” at Amherst

Angel David Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), presented “Digital Humanities as Restorative Social Justice: Virtual Heritage, 3D Reconstructions, and South Africa's Township Histories” on Oct. 29 at Amherst College.  More ...

Heather Merrill
Merrill Publishes Article

Associate Professor and Chair of Africana Studies Heather Merrill published an article in Acme: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. The article is titled "Post-Colonial Borderlands: Black Life-Worlds and Relational Place in Turin, Italy" (Volume 13 (2) 2014).  More ...

Three Faculty Members Awarded Tenure

Three Hamilton College faculty members were approved for tenure by the College’s board of trustees during a recent meeting. The board granted tenure to Jessica Burke, Hispanic studies, Jane Springer, English and creative writing, and Nigel Westmaas, Africana studies.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Guest Speaker at SUNY Cortland Caribbean Event

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was the guest speaker at the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) of the SUNY Cortland’s Annual “Taste of the Caribbean” dinner on April 25. Three students representing Hamilton’s Caribbean Students Association accompanied Westmaas to the event.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Publishes Chapter in New Caribbean Book

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas has published a chapter in a new book titled Black Power in the Caribbean, published by the University Press of Florida (2014).  More ...

Shelly Haley
Haley a Scholar-in-Residence at HWS

Shelley Haley, professor of classics and Africana studies and director of the Africana Studies Program, spent the week of March 24-28 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) as a Melvyn Hill Visiting Scholar-in-Residence.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Pens Introduction to New Book

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas wrote the introduction for the re-publication of Grenadian writer and educator Albert Marryshow’s Cycles of Civilization: A Refutation of General Jan Smuts Racist Theory.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Publishes Article in Book on African Revolutionary

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas has published an article in the new book Claim no Easy Victories: the Legacy of Amilcar Cabral (2013). The book marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Guinea–Bissau & Cape Verde revolutionary and independence movement leader.  More ...

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