Faculty Notes

    The Anthropology Department welcomes this year a new faculty member, Michelle Lelièvre (PhD Chicago), who will hold a joint appointment with American Studies.  Hailing from the maritimes of Canada, Michelle holds degrees from McGill and Cambridge.  Her work is interdisciplinary and collaborative, using techniques associated with several of anthropology's sub-disciplines.  Archaeology, ethnography and ethno-history inform her research into issues of mobility and sedentarism, most specifically among the Mi'kmaw of Nova Scotia and adjacent areas.  Her on-going work among the Mi'kmaw has led her to look at contrasting attitudes towards place and permanence and to explore the archaeological, historical and cultural traces of mobility among different cultures and periods. M Lelievre



Martin Gallivan has been named a Margaret Hamilton Professor.  Congratulations!

M. Gallivan
Jonathan Glasser has been named a 2013 Reves Faculty Fellow. Glaser will facilitate a musical collaboration between William & Mary students and Moroccan performers in the Andalusi classical music tradition in north Africa. Up to twelve students will travel to Morocco in the summer of 2014 where they will work closely with members and directors of the Association Ahbab Cheikh Salah, including giving public performances in the cities of Oujda, Nador and Al-hoceima. A public performance in Williamsburg will follow in the fall 2014 semester. J. Glasser
Michael Blakey and Grey Gundaker were instrumental in the April 27th lecture and discussion Sacred Space: Burial Places of the Enslaved and their Descendants.  The event was part of the Remembering Slavery, Resistance and Freedom Project, directed by Prof. Blakey, which is holding town-hall style meetings around the Commonwealth to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  The Project is a partership between the College, the MLK Commission, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.