Williams International


Darra Goldstein, Professor of Russian

Professor Goldstein is planning a trip to Russia’s Far North and has just finished reading Edmund de Waal’s “The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family’s Century of Art and Loss.” Hungry for more? She is also a pioneer in the academic field of food studies. This is only a taste…read on!

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Doug Gollin, Professor of Development Economics

What is your specialty? My work focuses on the economies of developing countries, and I am particularly interested in the role that agriculture plays in the development process.  I do some very micro work that essentially involves documenting and measuring the spread of new agricultural technologies (such as crop varieties and natural resource management practices) more »

Sam Green '15 in Portugal

              Sam Green ’15 spent the summer of 2012 in Coimbra, Portugal, studying Portuguese at the University of Coimbra.  He is considering a major in Political Economy. Why did you decide to go to Portugal? I wanted to learn Portuguese, and programs in Portugal were a lot cheaper than more »

Kim Gutschow, Professor of Sociology

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kim Gutschow specializes in Medical Anthropology, South Asian Studies, and Reproductive Health in India and the U.S.  Throughout her career, she has worked not only in the U.S., but also in India for twenty-three years, Thailand for two, and Nepal and Pakistan for shorter periods of time.  Gutschow also teaches more »

Rachel Hagler '13 in Tunisia

Rachel Hagler ’13 spent the spring of 2012 at the School for International Training program near Tunis, Tunisia.  The Riverhead, New York, native is a Political Science and Arabic major. Why did you decide to study abroad in Tunisia? I chose Tunisia because this tiny, perhaps under-loved country is in my mind the coalescence of more »

Wen Han '12: Moments in the US

“Students are often times multilingual and have lived in a number of different countries.”

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Madeline King '11 Encounters a New Language in Kenya

Madelin King

“I realized how much communication just relies on body language and those pure emotions, like laughter.”

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Thomas A. Kohut, Professor of History

Professor Kohut writes about the importance of being interested in international issues–and not simply as stepping stones to a successful career.

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Ernie Imhoff '59, Journalist

Born of German immigrants, Ernie Imhoff ’59 knew from the age of seven that he wanted to be a newspaper man.  When he arrived in Williamstown for college, he decided to major in German, but picked up summer jobs at the North Adams Transcript to pursue his interest in journalism. After attending the Pulitzer School more »

Cornelius Kubler, Professor of Asian Studies

Professor Kubler is the Stanfield Professor of Asian Studies at Williams–and speaks twelve languages.

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