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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 ...
Jose Casanova
Georgetown Sociologist to Present Hansmann Lecture
Jose Casanova, professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will present the Doris M. and Ralph E. Hansmann Lecture at Hamilton College on Thursday, March 4, at 4:10 p.m., in the Science Center Kennedy Auditorium. His talk is titled “Exploring the Post-Secular: Three Meanings of ‘the Secular’ and Their Possible Transcendence.” The event is free and open to the public. More ...
Jenny Irons
Irons Publishes Review Essay in On-Line Journal
Associate Professor of Sociology Jenny Irons recently published an essay, "Political Elites and the Culture of Social Movements," in Sociology Compass (Culture Section, Vol. 3, May 2009), an online journal that publishes peer-reviewed survey articles that address current research. The article synthesizes scholarship that directly and indirectly addresses the question of how political elites impact the culture of social movements, and vice versa. More ...
Jenny Irons
Irons Participates in Invited Panel on Anti-Civil Rights Violence
Assistant Professor of Sociology Jenny Irons participated in an invited panel on anti-civil rights violence in the south at the Southern Political Science Association Meetings, Jan. 8-10, in New Orleans. The interdisciplinary panel brought together scholars from law, political science and sociology to discuss their work on white violence against civil rights activists and black southerners during the civil rights era. More ...
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