Autumn 2019

When Colgate launched its Third-Century Plan in May of this year, the Institution immediately identified the ongoing support and recruitment of top-tier faculty members as an element vital for future success. Through their research, Colgate professors provide the intellectual foundation upon which this academic community’s reputation will continue to rise.

In the autumn edition of Colgate Research, we follow a few of these individuals through the Social Sciences, Sociology and Anthropology, Geology, Caribbean and Latin American Literature, and Geography. Together, we visit the shrines of the Middle East, the forests of Arctic Russia, and the sea floor along the Alaska Peninsula. In a set of stories that sample the work of Colgate scholars, we demonstrate the truth that guides our long-term plans for a remarkable third century.

Tracey E. Hucks
Provost and Dean of the Faculty
James A. Storing Professor of Religion and Africana & Latin American Studies

All Stories

Dirt road in a Colombian landscape at sunrise with fog between the mountains in the background.

Land Laundering on Narco-Frontiers

By combining academic ethnography with techniques from his earlier career as an investigative journalist, Ballvé believes we can see through such deceptions—as well as false perceptions--to help restore faith in governance in post-conflict places like rural Colombia.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the garden of the Presidential villa during the Casablanca Conference

When Allies Lie

In a recent paper, written with Jonathan Brown of Sam Houston State University and Alex Farrington of the University of Oregon, Professor Danielle Lupton explores why countries may want to intentionally fool their friends.