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Hi, everyone. Some of you may know that American Studies is in the process of hiring an Asian Americanist. Our first job candidate, Wesley Attewell (Ph.D., Human Geography, University of British Columbia), will be giving a talk entitled  “The Lifelines of Empire: Logistical Life in the Decolonizing Pacific” right after Thanksgiving on Monday. Nov. 29, 2021, 4:30 p.m. in Schapiro, Room 129. Attewell is a political and historical geographer of imperialism, decolonization, and diaspora. His first book, Developing Violence: Disassembling the USAID Complex in Afghanistan, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. 
The other three talks will be held next week into the following week, at the same time and location:
Yuhe Faye Wang,  “Not Accounting for Race: Economic Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment from Yick Wo v. Hopkins to Plessy v. Ferguson,” on Wednesday, December 1. 
Natalia Duong, “Chemical Diasporas: The Kinships and Afterlives of Agent Orange,” on Friday, December 3.
Rachel Kuo, “Movement Media and Feminist Solidarities,” on Monday, December 6.
Please come out and support the 30+-year-long effort to establish Asian American studies at Williams. 


Dear Colleagues

Please join us on Friday December 3rd, when Prof. Jen Jack Gieseking will give the 2021 Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Justice, hosted by the Geosciences Dept. and co-sponsored by OIDEA, the Davis Center, and Pathways for Inclusive Excellence.

Jack’s cutting-edge work on cultural and digital geographies engages multiple approaches crossing several disciplines, including queer feminist theory, environmental psychology and data visualisations.  Their talk will examine “Constellations: Limits and Inspirations of Mapping Queer Cities of Survival & Desire

The venue is Bronfman Auditorium (room B11 in the new Wachenheim Science Centre) at 4:00 pm, preceded at 3:45  by cookies and cider.

Please spread the word widely among your colleagues and students.  I attach two files: Gieseking_Flier is in 8.5 x 11 format and can be printed as a poster; and Gieseking_Slide can be used for advertising the seminar in lectures.

We hope to see you there.

And in the meantime, we wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!
Ronadh and José

Rónadh Cox

Edward Brust Professor of Geology and Mineralogy
Williams College
Williamstown MA 01267
Phone: (413) 597-2297


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: From the ReVisionist by the Women’s History M.A. Program at Sarah Lawrence CollegeThe ReVisionist is an online publication platform, run by Women’s History graduate students at Sarah Lawrence College, which actively seeks to publish interdisciplinary work from around the world. Each month, the editorial team selects a theme through which publications may tie together. We publish everything from poetry to research to video content, as well as promote the authors we work with on our social media pages.Our website features writing publications, such as Rachael Nuckles’ “The Revolution Will Be Dramatized,” as well as non-written submissions, such as Mi’Shaye Venerable’s video on being a “Black, Queer, Woman Activist and Community Organizer.” Written submissions can range from 500 to 1000 words, although this is flexible as well. Founded by Gerda Lerner as the first Women’s History M.A. program in the United States in 1972, our scholars continuously work to build a more intersectional and interdisciplinary understanding of women’s history. The ReVisionist aims to provide young scholars, activists, creatives, and visionaries with a platform on which to share their knowledge and voices, as well as engage in professional development.Our theme for November is “Whose land are you voting on?,” aimed at acknowledging Indigenous Heritage Month and opening a space for engaging with the 2020 Presidential Election. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the month. You can find our submission guidelines and tips on this short page. We also highly recommend viewing a few articles on our website to familiarize yourself with our content. Please send all inquiries and submissions to [email protected]