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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 ...
Seventh Edition of Gilbert's The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality Published

A seventh edition of The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (Pine Forge Press) by Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert was published in January, 2008.  In the book Gilbert analyzes trends in income, wealth, earnings, occupation, housing, child rearing, social mobility and politics to reveal a consistent pattern of growing social inequality in the United States since the early 1970s. Why, Gilbert asks, is this happening? His answer rests on factors as varied as globalization and shifting patterns of American family life.  More ...

Inaugural Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards Honor Five Faculty Members

Five members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes through a new series of awards presented at the 2008 Class & Charter Day on May 9. The Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards were instituted in three categories this year by Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo. Derek Jones, the Irma M. and Robert D. Morris Professor of Economics, received the Career Achievement Award; Associate Professor of Mathematics Debra Boutin was awarded Early Career Achievement; and Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson, Associate Professor of English Naomi Guttman and Associate Professor of History Lisa Trivedi all received the Notable Year Achievement awards.  More ...

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