Africana Studies


Fisher Center 2020-2021: What's in a Name?

Fisher-Center-2020-21-du2Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice invites faculty, students, staff and visiting speakers to interrogate language as they explore the theme,…
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The Rising Panthers Urge All to March Again on Monday

Rising Panthers 1The Rising Panthers, a grassroots student organization at Hobart and William Smith, have organized a second march of the semester in their efforts to make Hobart and William Smith a…
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Riggins '22 Secures Internship at Merkley & Partners

RIGGINS SHAYNAShayna Riggins '22 landed an advertising internship at Merkley & Partners in New York City for the summer of 2021. As a Media and Society major and Spanish and Africana…
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First Teach-In Addresses Racial Justice

The Knee on MeOn June 13, HWS faculty, staff and students were joined by members of the Geneva community for the first in a series of virtual teach-ins on racial justice titled “Voices…
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Faculty Earn Full Professorship, Emeriti Status

Coxe Hall Quad beautyAt the spring meeting of the HWS Board of Trustees, five faculty members were elevated to full professor and another five were granted emeriti status. Effective July 1, Etin Anwar…
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Teferra '21 Lands Seat at BNP Paribas

teferraYalemwork Teferra '21 has landed a position as a summer analyst in the USD Clearing Department at BNP Paribas in New York City. One of the world's largest banks by total…
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McCorkle's New Book Part of “Polyphonic” Trio

McCorkles-coverA new book from Etruscan Press puts the work of three poets, including Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies James McCorkle '76, in conversation with one another. In Triptych, which…
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Exploring the History of Hanoi

SiifGrant-Tolulope-all-duWhile studying the political history of Vietnam, Tolulope Arasanyin '21 focused her abroad experience on a project that allowed her to interview people who had experienced the move from colonialism…
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Announcing the Fisher Center Spring Series

Ivanchikova Alla 00019The Fisher Center for the Study of Gender and Justice continues its 2019-20 exploration of the theme, “The Drowned World: Water, Politics, and the Future,” with speakers and events throughout the…
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Exploring Identity in First-Year Seminars

Campus Fall Photos-00502BFirst-year students at Hobart and William Smith are examining the complex nature of identity through the lenses of race, privilege, personal experience and national character. At HWS, the First-Year Seminar…
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