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The William I. Cole Professorship

The William I. Cole Professorship is awarded annually to an established scholar whose work has made a substantial contribution to our understanding of human society and culture and especially to the fields of sociology or anthropology. The Cole Professor is expected to teach an advanced seminar on a topic of her or his choosing. The course may be offered in either semester.

Deadline for applications: February 15.

For futher information, please contact:

Professor Donna Kerner, Chair, Department of Anthropology
Wheaton College, Norton, Mass 02766

Phone: (508)-286-3658
Fax: (508)-286-3640
e-mail: dkerner@wheatonma.edu

Previous Recipients of the Cole Professorship:

  • 2006-2007 – Richard M. Chalfin, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Temple University and Senior Scientist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School.
  • 2005-2006 – Richard M. Chalfin, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Temple University.
  • 2001-2002 – Marylin Halter, Professor in the Department of History and Institute for the Study of Economic Culture, Boston University
  • 2000-2001 – Richard M. Chalfin, Professor of Anthropology, Temple University
  • 1999-2000 – James Allen Fox, Professor at the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University
  • 1998-1999 – Robert J.S. Ross, Professor of Sociology, Clark University
  • 1997-98 – Kath Weston, Arizona State University (now Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University)
  • 1995 – Phil Brown, Professor of Sociology, Brown University
  • 1994 – Irving Kenneth Zola, Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University
  • 1993 – William B.D. Thompson, former President, Roxbury Community College

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