News and Events
Fulbright Winners to Circle the Globe as Researchers and Teachers
As recipients of prestigious Fulbright awards, four members of the L&C community will work abroad next year: Meredith Stinger BA ’19 (India), Mila Wolpert BA ’19 (France), Amelia Madarang BA ’22 (Taiwan), and Alex Webb BA ’22 (Colombia).
Senior Speaker: Shalini Hanstad BA ’22Shalini Hanstad BA ’22 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 7.
59th Annual International Affairs Symposium Searches for Clarity in Controversy
For almost 60 years, Lewis & Clark’s International Affairs Symposium has been nationally recognized as a hub for discussing the most pressing matters in foreign affairs. From April 5 to April 7, the symposium will focus on controversy and emphasize opposing viewpoints on environmental degradation, the conflicts of multiculturalism, and the structure of the future international system.
Mansingh Heimsath wins ASIANNetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows grantAssistant Professor with Term Kabir Mansingh Heimsath has been awarded a $22,810 ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellows grant.
2021 SOAN SAAB REP NICOLE LEWIS
JahAsia Jacobs, ’20, wins SEA Harold K. Schneider PrizeJahAsia Jacobs, ’20, has won the 2020 SEA Harold K. Schneider Student Paper Prize in Economic Anthropology. JahAsia’s paper was selected as the winning entry in the undergraduate category:
“I don’t think a life without debt is possible”: Navigating Student Indebtedness, Restrictive Temporalities, and Embodied Debility among Lewis & Clark College Alumni
Annual Ray Warren Symposium Addresses Race and MovementThis year’s Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, which will run from November 11 to 13, focuses on the concept of movement and the systems of power that determine our mobility. For the first time, the symposium will be held entirely online, free and open to all, including those living outside of Portland.
AMARIS BOUCHARD ‘20 WINS DOROTHY BERKSON WRITING AWARD
Congratulations to this year’s winners Amaris Bouchard and Maura Phillips!
Amaris Bouchard ’20 (Sociology/Anthropology)
“Howl Together: An Ethnography for my Grandmother” essay
Maura Phillips ’20 (English)
“The Edges of Imagination: Women, Art, and Desire in Keats’s Late Romances” essay
Two Alumni Complete Arctic Expedition, Produce Short Film “AREA 11”
Brothers and alumni Stein and Thor Retzlaff trained for years to survive one of the most remote areas in the world. The expedition to the Atomfjella mountain range in Norway tested their survival skills, while also allowing them to ski incredible peaks and couloirs (steep mountainside gorges). They captured the experience in their short film, “AREA 11.”
Translating Jewish Cultures Fellowship to KosanskyDr. Oren Kosansky awarded competitive sabbatical fellowship
Georgia Reid, SOAN/ENVS major, BA ’20 Awarded Oregon Heritage Fellowship
Georgia Reid, SOAN/ENVS Major, BA ’20, was awarded one of three 2020 Oregon Heritage Fellowships, via the State Department of Parks & Recreation, to present and extend her Fall 2019 SOAN thesis research on the environmental history and contemporary interest in flax-to-linen production in Oregon.
MEMOIR OF DEAF-BLIND ATTORNEYHaben Girma, A SOAN MAJOR
Past EventsApril 19, 2023
SOAN Senior Thesis Presentations SP23 - Day 2
Join us for day two of the Sociology and Anthropology department’s Senior Thesis Presentations!April 17, 2023
SOAN Senior Thesis Presentations SP23 - Day 1
Join us for day one of the Sociology and Anthropology department’s Senior Thesis Presentations!April 5, 2023
Love or Compulsion: How Beauty Workers in Pakistan Manage Stigma
When it comes to choosing our careers, we are often told to “do what you love” and expected to be passionate about our jobs. However, most discussions of “work passion” focus on middle-class professionals, college graduates, care workers, or creative workers. Join Sidra Kamran in exploring what it means to profess love or passion for a stigmatized working-class job and why workers use contradictory narratives to explain their occupational choices.
Sociology and Anthropology is located in John R. Howard Hall on the Undergraduate Campus.
Chair: Oren Kosansky
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