Faculty Notes

Kimberly Springer: On teaching race and new technologies

Posted May 18:  Kimberly Springer, Sterling Brown Visiting Professor in Africana Studies, encouraged student in her course, Blackness 2.0: Race & New Technologies, to use new media to produce dynamic, creative projects on race and video games.  Students situated their own experiences with video games in critical race, gender, and gaming theories to critique issues more »

Joe Cruz: Argumentation as a Cognitive Process

Posted May 11:  Joe Cruz (Program in Cognitive Science and Department of Philosophy) will give a keynote address at the second International Conference on Argumentation as a Cognitive Process, 13 May 2010 in Torun, Poland.  Professor Cruz’s talk is entitled, “Naturalized Epistemic Norms.” http://www.williams.edu/philosophy/fourth_layer/faculty_pages/jcruz/jcruz.html

James McAllister: Named to State Department Advisory Committee

Posted May 9: James McAllister. professor of political science, was recently invited by Assistant Secretary PJ Crowley, Bureau of Public Affairs in the Department of State to serve as a member of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation.  He has accepted and will serve a 3-year term as a representative of more »

Peter Erickson: "Reconfiguring Blackface in the Art of Glenn Ligon and Fred Wilson"

Posted May 1: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published “Black Like Me: Reconfiguring Blackface in the Art of Glenn Ligon and Fred Wilson,” in Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 25 (2010). The article shows how two African American artists address a standard text from  the early Civil Rights Movement, Black Like Me more »