Doctoral student weaves together threads of community’s history: Elena Sesma’s work draws from oral history, archaeology, and community-engaged participation

Elena Sesma is documenting community history using cutting-edge research methods. Through techniques like panoramic photography, community-engaged participation, oral history, as well as traditional archaeology, Sesma, a doctoral candidate in Anthropology, is researching the history and changing landscape in the communities at the former Millars Plantation in the Bahamas.

After internship, anthropology major Meg Reynolds reflects towards future career

Recent graduate Meg Reynolds has broad interests, and her SBS Internship Award in 2017 helped her explore how they might work in her career path. An Anthropology major with minors in Art and Biology, she interned with the The Resistance Center For Peace And Justice in Northampton, MA. We caught up with her at the end of her senior year, and talked about her experience as an SBS Internship Awarde

Juan José Ibarretxe, Former President of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain, to Speak at UMass Amherst

Juan José Ibarretxe, former president of the Basque Autonomous Community of Spain and director of the Agirre Lehendakaria Center of Social and Political Studies, will deliver the second annual William Douglass Chair in Basque Cultural Studies Lecture, Tuesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. in the third floor conference room of Gordon Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ibarretxe’s presentation, “How to Change a Country,” is free and open to the public.