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Anthony Aveni
Viewing the Heavens Through Ancient Eyes

Although they are sometimes hard to see through the smog and light pollution, the stars illuminate the night sky as they have for millions of years. While many of us enjoy driving out on country roads to admire the star-studded landscape of the night, few can look into the heavens and see thousands of years of human history like Anthony Aveni can.  More ...

Haeng-ja Sachiko Chung presents at the American Anthropological Association meeting.
Chung Discusses Multi-Ethnic Family Histories

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Haeng-ja Sachiko Chung was a member of an invited panel and presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association held Nov. 21-25 in San Francisco.  More ...

Haeng-ja Chung
Chung Publishes Book Chapter

“In the Shadows and at the Margins: Working in the Korean Clubs and Bars of Osaka’s Minami Area” by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Haeng-ja Chung was published as a chapter in Wind Over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context.  More ...

Chris Vasantkumar
Vasantkumar Publishes Essay in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Chris Vasantkumar, the Luce Junior Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, is the author of an essay that appears in a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on "Regimes of Mobility."  The essay is titled "Tibetan Peregri-nations: Mobility, Incommensurable Nationalisms and (Un)belonging Athwart the Himalayas."  More ...

Nathan Goodale
Chronicle of Higher Education Features Goodale Research

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and his work with students and other faculty in the Slocan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, were featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education in its Sept 17 issue. “Archaeologists Uncover Markers of an ‘Extinct’ Ancient Tribe on Contested Land” provided an overview of the work that Goodale has been pursuing in the last decade excavating the land of the Sinixt people to document the archaeology of First Nations in the valley.  More ...

Professor Chaise LaDousa, Melissa Segura ’14, Grace Parker Zielinski ’14 and Anna Zahm ’13.
Researchers Examine Relationship Between Language and Citizenship

Learning English is one of the most daunting tasks for newly arriving immigrants in the United States, and it can be a task that is accompanied by little support. Anna Zahm’13, Grace Parker Zielinski ’14 and Melissa Segura ’14, have spent their summers working to combat this problem by providing much-needed assistance to English language adult students at the Utica access site for the Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).  More ...

Tom Jones
Science Magazine Study Includes Jones’ Research

Professor of Anthropology George “Tom” Jones was part of a multi-authored report published in the July 13 issue of Science Magazine. The paper describes cultural stratigraphy, radiocarbon dates, stone tool technology and ancient DNA recovered from human coprolites (dessicated feces) at Paisley Caves, Oregon. This site contains the earliest directly dated human remains in North America.  More ...

Chaise LaDousa
Oxford University Press Publishes LaDousa’s Article

Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa’s article “On Mother and Other Tongues: Sociolinguistics, Schools, and Language Ideology in North India” has been included in the new edition of Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication.  More ...

Charlotte Beck
Four Retiring Professors Honored at Faculty Meeting

As is the custom at Hamilton, the Dean of Faculty recognizes retiring faculty and hosts a reception in their honor at the last faculty meeting of the academic year. On May 16, Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds honored four professors retiring this year: Professor of  Anthropology Charlotte Beck; Jim Bradfield, the Elias W. Leavenworth Professor of Economics; Professor of Government Ted Eismeier; and  Jay Williams ’54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies. Following are the tributes Reynolds read.  More ...

Chris Vasantkumar
Vasantkumar Publishes Essay in The Journal of Asian Studies

An essay by Luce Junior Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology Chris Vasantkumar titled, “What Is This 'Chinese' in Overseas Chinese? Sojourn Work and the Place of China's Minority Nationalities in Extraterritorial Chinese-ness,” has been published in this month's issue of The Journal of Asian Studies (vol. 71, no. 2).  More ...

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