• Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies Program Director Seth Schermerhorn recently published a special issue on "Movement and Indigenous Religions" in Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief.

  • It’s a research-based love match, and Kathryn Kearney ’21 is about to make it official with the College Registrar. After much deliberation, she’s declaring American studies as her major.

  • A volunteer job with the Parole Preparation Project was a pivotal moment for Allie Goodman '15, who now attends Berkley Law.

  • Praised by The Wall Street Journal, the Natural History Magazine and the Library Journal, among others, “Continental Divide – a History of American Mountaineering,” has been released by W.W. Norton in paperback. A National Outdoor Book Award honorable mention recipient, the book, written by Professor of History Maurice Isserman, has been excerpted in publications including The Alpinist and The Oregonian.

  • Jack McManus ’13 was determined to be a music journalist but pretty much selected his courses at Hamilton College for the love of them.

  • “There is rare agreement, on left and the right, that the 2016 presidential election season is looking to be a repeat of Democratic Party’s 1968 race,” began Maurice Isserman’s Reuters news service on March 7. 

  • Elliot Nathan ’17 first considered majoring in government, then English. When he discovered American studies, he thought, “It seems like it would be great for me just through the combination of English, history – the ability to just take a variety of courses in a variety of departments and turn them into my own major and my own direction.”

  • Shannon O’Brien ’15, the recipient of an Emerson Grant, is spending her summer researching food justice organizations under the guidance of Associate Professor of Africana Studies Angel David Nieves. In her project titled “Examining the Community-Building Efforts of Food Justice Organizations in Philadelphia,” O’Brien hopes to determine how and to what extent food justice organizations actually contribute to the sense of community in Philadelphia.

  • Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.

  • Composer and pianist Jon Jang will present a series of lectures and a performance during an academic and artistic residency from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 11. All events are free and open to the public.


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