Jan 28, 2013

Departmental faculty members Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Allison Butler have been selected as members of this year's Community Service Learning Faculty Fellows.

Nov 14, 2012

Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Mari Castañeda received a $10,000 grant through the Five College Public Policy Initiative to develop a Media Justice Network (MJnet) in Western Mass and bring Pete Tridish to the Five Colleges as a Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence.

For more information on the program, please visit

Nov 14, 2012

Demetria Shabazz, Martha Fuentes-Bautista, Bernadine Mellis (Five College Faculty Member), and Mari Castañeda received a $10,000 digital humanities grant from the Five College Women Studies Research Center to develop a Feminist Media Justice Colloquium

For more information on the Five College Women Studies Research Center, please visit

Aug 29, 2012

PhD candidate Eve Ng has received a competitive project grant of $1,000 from the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (, publisher of the journal Women's Studies in Communication. Eve will use the funds for her new project on global LGBT media, linking media representation, sexual citizenship, and the sociocultural and geographical specificities of new media technologies.

Feb 16, 2012

Doctoral candidate Changwook (Ricky) Kim has been awarded a $45,000 visiting research fellowship from the Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation to conduct dissertation research at the University of Tokyo in 2012-13. Changwook’s comparative, multi-sited project will map how creative city policy emerged as a new form of urban politics in Korea and Japan. At UMass, his work is supervised by Professor Paula Chakravartty; in Tokyo, he will be hosted by Professor Tanaka Hideyuki.

Feb 16, 2012

As a boy, Tovar Cerulli spent his summers fishing for trout and hunting bullfrogs. While still in high school, he began to experiment with vegetarianism. By the age of twenty he was a vegan. A decade later, in the face of declining health, he returned to omnivory and within a few years found himself heading into the woods, rifle in hand.