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Merrill Co-edits Spaces of Danger: Culture and Power in the Everyday

Professor of Africana Studies Heather Merrill is co-editor of Spaces of Danger: Culture and Power in the Everyday with Lisa M. Hoffman (University of Washington-Tacoma). The book, a collection of essays published by University of Georgia Press, is part of its Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series.  More ...

Erol Balkan, Alan Cafruny, Heather Merrill and Judit Temesvary
Panel Discussion on the Global Refugee Crisis is Nov. 17

Four Hamilton professors will debate the global refugee crisis in a panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The panel is sponsored by the Government Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Miguel "Mickey" Melendez
Miguel Melendez to Lecture on “The Puerto Rican Experience”

Miguel “Mickey” Melendez, an advocate for Latino and Puerto Rican rights, will present a lecture titled “The Puerto Rican Experience and the Young Lords” on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 4:15 p.m., in the Red Pit, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya
Ortiz-Minaya Travels to Cuba to Present Research

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya, visiting assistant professor of Africana Studies, traveled to Habana, Cuba, to present part of his ongoing research on Lt. General Antonio Maceo and the Cuban War of Independence in the late 19th century.  More ...

Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya
Ortiz-Minaya Presents at International Seminar

Visiting Assistant Professor of African Studies Reynaldo Ortiz-Minaya recently traveled to the Universidad de Ricardo Palma in Lima, Peru, to deliver an address during a three-day international seminar on “Finance Capitalism, Structural Violence, and the Coloniality of Power.”  More ...

Four Promoted to Professor

Hamilton College Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced the promotion of four Hamilton faculty members to the rank of professor. Brian Collett, physics; Heather Merrill, Africana studies; Cheryl Morgan, French; and Lisa Trivedi, history, were promoted effective Oct. 3.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Speaks on Venezuela-Guyana Border Controversy on Atlanta Radio

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was a guest on WRFG Radio Atlanta on Oct. 3 to discuss the Guyana-Venezuela border dispute. It recently escalated when Venezuela made aggressive statements and troop buildups on Guyana’s western border in the wake of the recent discovery of oil in Guyana’s territorial waters.  More ...

Angel David Nieves
Nieves Awarded Second NEH Grant

Angel David Nieves, associate professor of Africana studies and co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) was awarded an NEH Office of Digital Humanities Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Summer Institutes Grant of $245,299 for “Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies: An Institute on Spatial Humanities Theories, Methods and Practice.”  More ...

Njideka Ofoleta ’16 Sheds Light on Women Emigrating from Africa to Spain

When Njideka Ofoleta ’16 studied abroad in Spain last semester, she noticed something about the population in her neighborhood. She lived in an area with a high immigrant population, and although she saw many African men in public and in the media, she saw few African women. She realized that African women were rarely discussed, and she “wanted to delve deeper into that rarely-covered realm.” With a grant from the Emerson Foundation, Ofoleta has spent time in Morocco, Spain, and the United States to research African women immigrating into Spain.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Discusses Guyana’s Elections on Jamaica Radio

Associate Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was a guest on Jamaica Radio’s NewsTalk93FM for a discussion of Guyana’s national elections on May 11. He addressed the significance of the elections for Guyana’s future and the prospects for political and social change.  More ...

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