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Barbara Smith
Author, Advocate and Independent Scholar Barbara Smith to Lecture

Author, advocate and independent scholar Barbara Smith will present a lecture titled “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building” on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit in the Kirner-Johnson Building. Smith’s lecture is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Barry Publishes Article in New Anthology

Joyce M. Barry, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, published an article in the anthology Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work and Activism.  More ...

The experts at the “Islam: A Religion of Extremism” panel.
Panel of Experts Questions Connection Between Islam and Extremism

With extensive media coverage of gruesome acts committed by ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Jihadists, the Taliban and the Boko Haram, to name a few, many Americans wonder why Islam lends itself so readily to violent extremism. The same question has been recently raised on-campus by the Enquiry, a weekly opinion editorial sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Institute, prompting the Muslim Students Association (MSA) and the Arabic and Middle East Club (AMEC) to invite a panel of experts to campus in an effort to deepen the community’s understanding of the connection, or lack thereof, between Islam and extremism.  More ...

“Islam: A Religion of Extremism?” Panel is Feb. 11

Hamilton College will host a panel titled “Islam: A Religion of Extremism?” with a panel of experts, including former U.S. ambassadors and faculty with expertise in the Middle East, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 4:15 p.m., in the Chapel. The discussion is free and open to the public.  More ...

Cara Jones
Jones Presents Papers at NWSA Conference

Cara E. Jones, visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, recently presented papers titled “Compulsory (Re)productivity and Crip Existence” and “Disability and the Contingent Body” at the 2014 National Womens Studies Association (NWSA) Conference held Nov. 13-16 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  More ...

Rachel Sobel '15
Rachel Sobel ’15 Selected to Attend U.N. Climate Change Talks in Peru

Rachel Sobel ’15, a biochemistry and women’s studies double major, has been selected for the second consecutive year to attend the United Nations Climate Change Convention. She is one of eight students sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS) to attend the talks, being held this year in Lima, Peru, from Dec. 1-12.  More ...

David Shorter
Author, UCLA Professor to Discuss Indigenous Healing

Author and UCLA Professor David Shorter will present a lecture, “Sex, Power, and Healing: Considering an Indigenous Context,” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Shabana Mir
Mir Addresses What it Means to be "American" in Lecture

The question of what it means to be “American” has never been easy to answer. For marginalized groups, issues of competing identities and stereotypes can lead to discrepancies between self-identification and phenotypic identification. Shabana Mir, professor of anthropology at Millikin University, presented the findings of her research on the post 9/11 experiences of Muslim American women in American higher education in a Hamilton lecture on Sept. 23.  More ...

Lis-Marie Alvarado of WeCount! will take part in a discussion about immigrant women’s labor on Sept. 15.
Panel Discussion on Immigrant Women’s Labor Sept. 15

“Organizing for Justice: A Panel Conversation Exploring Immigrant Women’s Labor” will take place on Monday, Sept. 15, at 4:10 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The discussion is free and open to the public.  More ...

Brenda Narvaez ’17
Brenda Narvaez ’17 Studying Day Laborers in Emerson Project

While many people say they “have to” go to work, others are just happy when they have a job to go to. Many take for granted the security offered by  jobs: making at least minimum wage and being protected by workers’ rights.  But day laborers, individuals who are hired on a day-to-day basis with no guarantee of future work, do not enjoy the same stability. Brenda Narvaez ’17,  is spending the summer in Brooklyn, N.Y., examining this phenomenon.  More ...

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