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Yvonne Zylan
Zylan Presents Paper at Law and Society Association Meeting

Associate Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan presented a paper at the Law and Society Association's annual meetings held in San Francisco, June 2-5.  The theme of the conference was "Oceans Apart? Narratives of (Il)Legality in Liminal Spaces."  More ...

William Rusche '13 and Andrea Wrobel '13.
Green Religion

Within the past 25 years, a new type of social movement has emerged in American culture: religious environmental groups. Their members apply religious texts and beliefs to environmental causes, raising environmental concern and benefiting sustainable practices. However, despite how diverse and numerous these groups have become, sociologists have yet to study them in detail.  More ...

<em>States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire</em> by Yvonne Zylan.
Zylan Authors New Book

Associate Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan is the author of a new book, States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire (Oxford University Press, March, 2011).  More ...

Dennis Gilbert
Gilbert Quoted in New York Post

“Every indicator we have shows that the country is becoming more and more unequal,” said Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert in an interview with a New York Post reporter for a Nov. 14 article. In “Class dismissed: Why middle income jobs are not coming back,” Gilbert continued, “When people are asked which class they belong to … the bulk of the population says middle class, as they have since WWII.”  More ...

Caitlin Taborda '11 in the Woollcott kitchen.
Senior Fellow Caitlin Taborda Studying Food Movements

Caitlin Taborda, Hamilton’s only Senior Fellow for the class of 2011, has begun her research on American food movements with regard to how different people make choices about the food they eat. Her project is titled “Local, Organic, and Sustainable Privilege: Understanding the Social Significance of Food Movements and the Socioeconomic Factors that Influence Participation.”  More ...

Michael Kimmel
Masculinity Scholar Michael Kimmel to Lecture

Michael Kimmel, a leading researcher and writer on men and masculinity, will lecture at Hamilton College on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Kennedy Auditorium. The lecture, titled “Guyland” and based on his book, is free and open to the public.  More ...

Chambliss Book Named “Must Read” for Nurses
Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Dan Chambliss's book Beyond Caring: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Social Organization of Ethics was named one of seven "Must-Read Books for Nurses" by RNdegrees.net, a clearing house for online nursing education. More ...
Eighth Edition of Gilbert’s Text on Class Inequality Published
The eighth edition of Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert’s The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality has been published by Sage Publications.
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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 ...
Jenny Irons
Irons Publishes Book on Race in the Civil Rights Era
Associate Professor of Sociology Jenny Irons has published a book, Reconstituting Whiteness: The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, with Vanderbilt University Press. More ...
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