Events & Student Work

Current Events


Anti-Asian American Violence: A Conversation on Atlanta and Beyond” with Asian Americanist professors Jan Padios (AMST), Kelly Chung (WGSS), and Dorothy Wang (AMST) and students
Wed., April 7, 2021, at 12:45 p.m.
The Zoom webinar link is below.
MinCo is providing lunch from Blue Mango for the first 50 student attendees in Williamstown:
Please fill out this form to RSVP for the lunch (you must attend the webinar in order to get the Blue Mango food).
And here is the attendee link for the Zoom webinar:
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 7, 2021 12:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Anti-Asian American Violence: A Conversation on Atlanta and BeyondPlease click the link below to join the webinar:
https://williams.zoom.us/j/92234010138?pwd=NllrQzVFTHpVdEhobUdPczhmUEgwZz09
Passcode: 979542
Or One tap mobile :
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Or Telephone:
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Webinar ID: 922 3401 0138
International numbers available: https://williams.zoom.us/u/aecrQtvYHW

Student Work


AMST 202-Introduction to Racial Capitalism, 2020-21, KEYWORDS GLOSSARY


The Williams Record highlights the work of AMST major Selena Castro (’17), specifically a paper on slavery and Williams that she had written for the Theories and Methods class back in 2015:
https://williamsrecord.com/455320/features/ephraim-williams-was-an-enslaver-what-will-the-college-do-about-it/


Congratulations to Suiyi Tang, Class of 2020, who was granted Highest Honors for her thesis “A Sense of Ourselves: The Poetics of Racial Dissociation in Babel-17” and also won the the KENNETH BROWN PRIZE in American Studies and the WILLIAM BRADFORD TURNER, CLASS OF 1914, PRIZE IN HISTORY for the “best senior thesis or essay in the field of history or institutions.”


Past Program Events

Critique/Black/Feminism(s)

Please join us on Feb 19, 2021, 1-3 p.m., for a conversation on Zoom about philosophy, literature, and democratic crises with Axelle Karera (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Emory University) and Selamawit Terrefe (Assistant Professor of English, Tulane University), moderated by Joy James (Ebenezer Fitch Professor of Humanities, Williams College).
Co-sponsored by the American Studies Program and Africana Studies Department
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://williams.zoom.us/j/93390025052?pwd=dUJDTlgwc2wzYW5wYmtjZUF6TWFudz09
Passcode: 172758
Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +13126266799,,93390025052# or +16465588656,,93390025052#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782
Webinar ID: 933 9002 5052
International numbers available: https://williams.zoom.us/u/ayZQzwyBz
For any problems with the Zoom link, please contact Steve Amann at [email protected]


 

The American Studies Program presents:

“U.S. Secret Wars in Africa,” a Zoom talk, by award-winning investigative journalist Nick Turse
Nov. 4, 2020, 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ‘ 50 Program in Democractic Studies, African Studies, and the Department of History

Nick Turse (Ph.D. in Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University) is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of several books, including, most recently, Next Time They’ll Come to Count the Dead: War and Survival in South Sudan (2016), and The New York Times bestseller Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (2013), as well as Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa (2015).

Turse has reported from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa, and has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Harper’s Magazine, The Village Voice, and bbc.com, among other print and online publications. He has received a Ridenhour Prize for Investigative Reporting, a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two American Book Awards. Turse is a fellow at The Nation Institute and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. He is the managing editor of TomDispatch.com, a contributing writer for The Intercept, and the co-founder of Dispatch Books.

 

American Symphony: Other White Lies

by Suiyi Tang

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