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Caty Taborda '11
Caty Taborda ’11 and Endsley Present Youth Workshop

Caty Taborda ’11 and Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Crystal Leigh Endsley led a workshop titled “Inside Out: Beauty Where It Counts” at the second annual D.R.A.M.A. Queens Leadership Summit in Philadelphia.  More ...

Nigel Westmaas
Westmaas Guest Speaker at SUNY Cortland Event

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Nigel Westmaas was the guest speaker at a Caribbean Students Association-sponsored event at the State University of New York (SUNY) Cortland on April 27.   More ...

Crystal Endsley
Endsley Presents Workshop and Research

Crystal Leigh Endsley, visiting assistant professor of Africana studies, presented a workshop titled “Get Involved: Social Change and Grassroots Organizing” at the 10th annual FIND, Inc. Conference held at Smith Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., on March 19.  More ...

Torchbearers of Democracy
Williams' Torchbearers of Democracy Receives Two National Awards

Torchbearers of of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Associate Professor of History Chad L. Williams has been selected by the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for the 2011 Liberty Legacy Foundation Award which is given annually for the best book on any aspect of the struggle for civil rights in the United State. Williams’ book was also selected by the Society for Military History to receive its 2011 Distinguished Book Award for United States History.  More ...

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 ...
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