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ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY NEWS

Domestic Violence Awareness

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness month, social justice advocate and novelist Linda Dynel will offer a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Geneva Room. In 2014, Dynel self-published the memoir "Leaving Dorian" about her journey as a survivor of domestic abuse. The book has been praised for its insight into intimate partner violence that often takes place behind closed doors, ...  More >>

Kaenzig on BBC, Discusses Introverted Vantage Point

William Smith Associate Dean Lisa Kaenzig recently appeared as a guest expert on the BBC podcast "The Why Factor" to discuss her extensive research on introverted personality types. Featured throughout the podcast, Kaenzig offers her perspective on the ways in which people with introverted personalities function in work, school and social settings. "I'm really a raging extrovert," she admits. "I ...  More >>

Sutton Discusses Crime and Fear

In an August opinion piece in The Buffalo News, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology James Sutton argues that politicians' misuse of crime statistics is counterproductive to addressing problems associated with crime. Sutton says that while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's convention speech portrayed the country as being "plagued by out-of-control crime," FBI statistics ...  More >>

Five Faculty Members Granted Tenure

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of President Mark D. Gearan, recently approved tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor to four faculty members, and awarded tenure to Associate Professor of Theatre Heather May. Effective July 1, Assistant Professor of Education Khuram Hussain, Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture Kirin Makker, Ass...  More >>

Freedom of Mind: HWS Faculty Guide Prison Education

Associate Professor of English Laurence Erussard taught two sections of a course on medieval literature this past spring. On paper, the classes are indistinguishable. Students in both sections have the same rigorous coursework, read the same texts, and complete a final. But one class, about 20 miles from the Hobart and William Smith campus, took place at Five Points Correctional Facility in Romul...  More >>

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