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Crystal Endsley
Endsley Leads Wake Forest Workshops

Crystal Leigh Endsley, visiting assistant professor of Africana Studies, was invited to headline as an educator and an artist in events at Wake Forest University recently.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Presents at Conference in Baton Rouge

Assistant Professor of African Studies Nigel Westmaas presented a paper at the National Association of African American Studies conference in Baton Rouge, La., on Feb. 14. His paper “Teaching Caribbean History in the North American Academy: Pitfalls, Pedagogy and Performance” discussed the strategic use of comparison in theme and topic, the content and design of effective syllabi, and the general classroom environment and receptivity in teaching Caribbean history in America.
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Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Speaks on Atlanta Radio on Haitian Earthquake Anniversary

On January 12, the first anniversary of the horrific Haitian earthquake, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was a guest on WRFG (Radio Free Georgia, Atlanta) 89.3.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Publishes Article in Caribbean Studies
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas has published an article in the newly released issue (July –December 2009) of the Caribbean Studies journal. His article, “1968 and the Social and Political Foundations and Impact of the "New Politics" in Guyana” examines the activism and collective action of groups and individuals in Guyana between 1968-1978, and argues that the emergence and convergence of these forces and politics changed the equation and brought into being the 'new politics' dramatized in the birth and activity of the Working People's Alliance (WPA), a Guyanese political party.
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Donald Carter
Carter Appointed Chief Diversity Officer
Donald Carter, professor of Africana studies, has been appointed chief diversity officer by President Joan Hinde Stewart this summer to “oversee efforts in the area of diversity and help us to build the most inclusive and welcoming community possible.” Carter hopes “to develop a broad diversity plan based on what’s going on today - the problems and successes we are having - and to build organically from the bottom up on what is already here.” More ...
Nine Faculty Members Awarded Tenure
Nine Hamilton College faculty members were approved for tenure by the College's Board of Trustees during a recent meeting. The Board granted tenure to Donald Carter (Africana studies), Anne Lacsamana (women’s studies), Tina Hall (English), Chaise LaDousa (anthropology), Rebecca Murtaugh (art), Angel David Nieves (Africana studies), Edna Rodriguez-Plate (Hispanic studies), Chad Williams (history) and Yvonne Zylan (sociology). More ...
Carter Publishes Book About African Diaspora
Associate Professor of Africana Studies Donald Martin Carter has published a book titled Navigating the African Diaspora: The Anthropology of Invisibility. More ...
Douglas Weldon, Nicole Snyder and Angel David Nieves
Teaching Awards Presented at Annual Class & Charter Day

Hamilton College's highest awards for teaching were presented on May 7 to three faculty members. Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology and director of the Neuroscience Program, was awarded the Samuel & Helen Lang Prize for Excellence in Teaching; Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nicole Snyder received the Class of 1963 Excellence in Teaching Award; and Associate Professor of Africana Studies Angel David Nieves was honored with the John R. Hatch Excellence in Teaching Award.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Appointed to Guyana Institute of Historical Research Board
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas has been appointed to the board of directors of the Guyana Institute of Historical Research (GIHR). The Institute, which collaborates with the History Department of the University of Guyana, conducts programs and research on labour history, women’s history and other histories of Guyana and the Caribbean. More ...
Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Speaks at Film Launch in Toronto
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas participated in a four-person panel who responded to questions at the University of Toronto launch of a new documentary film on March 26. The film, “W.A.R: (Walter Anthony Rodney) Stories,” captures the life and work of the renowned Guyanese historian and scholar-activist. Walter Rodney, an influence on the Black Power movement, Pan-Africanism, Caribbean independence and the idea of self-emancipation, was assassinated in 1980. Westmaas was also one of several advisors and archival consultants on the film. More ...
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