The papers of American poet Billy Collins date from to bulk and include notebooks, drafts including electronic filesproofs, clippings, tearsheets, reviews, royalty statements, and agreements relating to his poetry, essays, books, and other published works; drafts including electronic filesprograms, and schedules for commencement addresses, readings, and other public appearances; photographs including electronic files ; travel diaries; datebooks; sketchbooks and drawings; professional and personal correspondence; fan mail; press and publicity material; childhood papers; college course notes, essays, and dissertation; and lecture notes, syllabi, exams, and assignments from his teaching career. Manuscript Collection MS Extent: He received a B. Collins began his teaching career by working as an instructor at San Bernardino Valley College and as a teaching assistant at the University of California, Riverside while earning his degrees.
Notes from the Lower Ground: David Schulman 25 Alumni Profile: The economic crisis hit the university hard, and the Department of Anthropology certainly felt its effects last year, in such tangible forms as cancelled faculty searches and a salary freeze.
For us, then, the worst has clearly passed, and we are now ready to return to something like normal operations. The salary freeze is over, and we also expect to be able to open up new searches in the coming year. He will also hold the position of Professor in the Department of Anthropology.
He is widely known for his cutting-edge research on local politics, the state, religious and political violence, and democracy, especially in India. See the article on p. Professor Thiranagama, who is joining the department inwill serve as Acting Assistant Professor in the Department, and will also contribute to the University's growing expertise in South Asian Studies.
Her research has been in Sri Lanka, where she has made important contributions to the anthropological understanding of violence and memory, by exploring the effects of protracted civil war on ideas of home, kinship and self.
See article on p. I am very excited about these successful new recruitments, which will bring an important set of new strengths to the our program in sociocultural anthropology.
I hope you will all join me in welcoming Thomas and Sharika to the department! Other important developments have involved consolidating existing programs. Our graduate concentration in "Environment and Ecology", for instance, has been enormously strengthened by last year's arrival of Professor Lisa Curran from Yale as described in the newsletter.
Professor Curran has now settled in here at Stanford and is already making things happen in "EE". He arrives from the University of Amsterdam where he was the chair in Religion and Society.
He spent time doing development work in the state of Orissa in India in the mid s before he began his doctoral research in in the cities of Pune and Mumbai in western India. He eventually received his habilitation degree Dr. Phil from Roskilde University in Denmark, a relatively new university known for its experimental teaching and interdisciplinary research environments.
He taught in the multidisciplinary International Development Studies program at Roskilde University untilfirst as assistant professor and then as associate professor. He spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Natal Durban where he also began new research in a formerly Indian township in Durban.
He subsequently joined the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, and went on to become professor of anthropology at Yale University where he also headed the South Asia Council.
Inhe accepted the chair in Religion and Society at the University of Amsterdam. He began a study of its local roots and organization in the city of Pune which was one of the historical strongholds of the larger Hindu nationalist movement.
Later, he moved on to a study of the Shiv Sena, a powerful militant movement in Mumbai that played a dominant role in the political and social life of the megapolis for several decades. Much of this fieldwork was done 2 Welcome New Faculty Thomas Blom Hansen during the tumultuous and tense years in the beginning of the s when conflicts between Hindu militants and Muslims defined national agendas and produced frequent violent clashes in the streets.
In the mid s, Professor Hansen returned to a changed city, now renamed Mumbai, to do fieldwork in a Muslim neighborhood. Out of this decade of work came two books: Naming and Identity in postcolonial Bombay Princeton which explores the historical processes and contemporary conflicts that led to the rise of violent socioreligious conflict and the renaming of the city in During the last decade, Professor Hansen has pursued a detailed study of religious revival, racial conflict and transformation of domestic and intimate life from the 's to the present in a formerly Indian township in Durban, South Africa.
This round of work has now resulted in a book entitled Melancholia of Freedom: In addition to these ethnographic engagements, Professor Hansen has pursued a number of theoretical interests in the anthropology of the state, sovereignty, violence and urban life.
This has resulted in a range of co-edited volumes, and special issues of journals such as Critique of Anthropology and African Studies.
He is currently working on a collection of theoretical and ethnographic essays provisionally entitled Public Passions and Modern Convictions. Recognizing the growing political and economic importance of Asia, particularly South Asia, Dean Saller has since committed the extraordinary resources of Stanford towards expanding its engagement with the region.
In the last two years, Stanford has established a Center for South Asia and committed itself to hiring five or six outstanding faculty in the humanities and social sciences. Having conducted much of his work in Mumbai, Hansen shows how the politics of the city— transacted on street corners, party offices and city squares over matters like water and housing—are charateristic of a polity, which, while increasingly inclusive, is also constitutive of difference in South Asia.
Such practices, he suggests, not only reproduce the power of the state, but simultaneously undermine its sovereignty and its laws.December November October September August July June May April March February January Cuddon, J. A. (John Anthony), R Maf Masterplots II. American fiction series / .
Biographical Sketch. American poet and academic William James Collins was born March 22, , in New York, New York. The only child of Katharine "Kay" MacIsaac () and William Stephen Collins (), Collins grew up in Queens and White Plains, New York.
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See more at the Thompson Writing Program’s Writing website, or see a list of all Spring Writing courses and course descriptions. YSD Alumni Magazine, Fall his first assignment there was to write an essay based on a reading of the complete works of James Fenimore Cooper.
Ralph preferred to return to a Philadelphia detective agency he had worked for the previous summer and to write tragic plays on the side. or listened to,” says Wilson, his approach. Introduction to research methods and report writing: a practical guide for students and researchers in social sciences and the humanities / by Elia Shabani Mligo.
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