Faculty in the News

March 20 2019
The Institute for Southern Studies and Facing South are looking for energetic and engaged students for our 2019 Summer Internship Program. The Institute internship is ideal for writers, journalists and researchers with a passion for advancing issues of democracy and social justice in the South. Internships are paid and offer a great opportunity to get hands-on media and research experience that can make a difference. The deadline for applications for summer 2019 internships is Monday, March 25, 2019. Please share with any that you think would be interested or who might know about good candidates! You can find more information about the internship program here. Those with questions can contact intern coordinator Rebekah Barber at rebekah@southernstudies.org.
March 11 2019
These Internship Programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs. Programs are available in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco These Summer programs continue to fill at a record rate, and we will be closing applications to Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago and San Francisco at midnight on Sunday the 17th of March. Any students who are interested in those cities should apply now to avoid disappointment. This year has been the first year of the Student Aid scheme, which grants up to $3,263 to students enrolling in one of our programs. All students are eligible for some aid, with 100% of students so far receiving over $1000 towards a City Internships Program of their choice. Students who aim to rely on our Student Aid offering to apply sooner rather than later as this date may be moved forward. Students may be directed to apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply For those who wish to review our Prospectus which explains our Programs and offering, you may find it here and also a printable Noticeboard Flyer is available here.
March 6 2019
Reynolda House has undergraduate internship opportunities for the summer, in the EducationPrograms, and Collections Management Departments.  The deadline to apply is March 15th. 
This summer, we will again offer up to two paid Education Department internships through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation’s Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative.  The education department may also offer up to two additional unpaid internships. 
Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) Paid Internship
The Education Department will offer up to two paid internships to encourage greater participation of groups who are currently underrepresented in the museum field. Recipients will receive a $1,500 stipend and will be scheduled for 8-10 hours per week for 12-14 weeks during fall or spring semesters (for a total of 120 hours, unless more are required for academic credit).  Candidates applying for this paid opportunity should review the information about DAMLI and include in their written statement how they would contribute a diverse perspective to the museum and to the field.     
Internship description and requirements, instructions for how to apply, and the application can be found here.
The deadline to apply is March 15, 2019
January 31 2019
In the news! Earlier this week, Dr. Trachtenberg gave the introduction and led the Q&A session in a discussion for this film.  Read this article by Lauren Barber in the Triad City Beat! [caption id="attachment_1389" align="alignnone" width="300"] "Who Will Write Our History" 2016 dir Roberta Grossmann[/caption]      
November 17 2018
Dr. Lisa Blee appeared on CSPAN's "American History TV" as part of a panel on "New England Puritans and Native Americans." Check it out here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?452875-1/england-puritans-native-americans
October 15 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Rais Rahman!  He was elected the new President of South Asian Muslim Studies Association (SAMSA) for 2018-2021, a three year term. SAMSA, as a national professional body of those working on South Asian Muslims, was founded in 1972 and has actively facilitated collaborations among scholars of all ranks, organizing panels at various conferences across the US, holding conferences, symposia, and workshops internationally and has provided a forum that has resulted in multiple publications and fruitful dialogues. [caption id="attachment_1356" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr. Rahman with the outgoing SAMSA president Prof. Laura Dudley Jenkins, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati[/caption]
July 3 2018

Great in-depth look at the effects of the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” in an article by our faculty member Barry Trachtenberg.


May 13 2018
We are excited to announce that the William & Mary Law School Alumni Association honored Beth Hopkins J.D. ’77 with the 2018 Citizen-Lawyer Award during the Law School’s Diploma Ceremony on May 13, 2018. The award is the association’s highest recognition and is given annually to a graduate or friend of the Law School who has made “a lifetime commitment to citizenship and leadership.” https://law.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/beth-hopkins-j.d.-77-receives-law-school-associations-citizen-lawyer-award.php