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Kateri Boucher '17
Kateri Boucher ’17 Presents Paper at ASR Conference

Kateri Boucher ’17 recently presented a research paper at the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) conference in Seattle.  Her paper, ‘Too Smart to be Religious?’ Discreet Seeking Amidst Religious Stigma at an Elite College,” was completed through an independent study at Hamilton and then published this spring in Social Inclusion. She also attended the annual American Sociological Association (ASA) conference which took place concurrently in Seattle.  More ...

Ellingson’s To Care for Creation Published

Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson is the author of To Care for Creation: The Emergence of the Religious Environmental Movement, published this month by the University of Chicago Press. The book chronicles the religious environmental movement and its commitment to promoting green religious traditions and creating a new environmental ethic.  More ...

Sarah Knapp Damaske ’99 Featured in Article

Sarah Knapp Damaske ’99, a sociologist specializing in gender, work-family, class and race, was recently featured in an article on The Society Pages (TSP), where she responded to a column by George Will.  More ...

Four Promoted to Professor

Hamilton College President David Wippman announced the promotion of four faculty members to the rank of professor.  Heather Buchman, music; Stephen Ellingson, sociology; Ella Gant, art; and Chaise LaDousa, anthropology, were promoted effective July 1.  More ...

Jaime Kucinskas
Kucinskas Presents at ISA Forum and EGOS Colloquium

Assistant Professor of Sociology Jaime Kucinskas and Professor Larry Isaac of Vanderbilt University presented their research on social movement schools as sites of social development at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology in Vienna, Austria, on July 11. Kucinskas also gave a paper at the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium in Naples.  More ...

Dan Chambliss, Chris Takacs '05
Chambliss, Takacs ’05 Conference Keynote Speakers

Dan Chambliss,  the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Christopher Takacs ’05 were recently keynote speakers at the “NoName Facilities Conference” held at the University of Maryland, where they spoke on “How College Works for Students: And How Architecture Makes It Better or Worse.” The conference was a gathering of architects, campus planners and higher education facilities managers.   More ...

From left, Rebecca Murtaugh, Doug Weldon, Nathan Goodale, Carl Rubino, Russell Marcus, Steve Ellingson.
Six Honored With Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Six Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 9. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Kateri Boucher '17 and Jaime Kucinskas
Boucher ’17, Kucinskas Publish Research

‘Too Smart to be Religious?’ Discreet Seeking Amidst Religious Stigma at an Elite College,” an article by Kateri Boucher ’17 and Assistant Professor of Sociology Jaime Kucinskas, was recently published in a thematic issue of the journal Social Inclusion.  More ...

Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom
DiCicco-Bloom Publishes Article on Doctor-Nurse Interactions

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom co-authored an article published online in the journal Sociology of Health & Illness. “The Benefits of Respectful Interactions: Fluid Alliancing and Inter-Occupational Information Sharing in Primary Care,” explores interactions between healthcare professionals and their effect on patient care.  More ...

Gaela Dennison-Leonard '16
Dennison-Leonard '16 Receives $30K Watson Award

Gaela Dennison-Leonard ’16 has been named a Thomas J. Watson Fellow for 2016-17. Her project “Robes for the Modern Woman: Monastic Women and Community Strength” will take her to India, Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.  More ...

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