College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
In this lecture, Miriam Ticktin, associate professor of Anthropology and Co-Director of Zolberg Institute for Migration and Mobility, The New School, is concerned by the ways in which border walls and zones come not simply to defend (i.e. certain territories), but to define  -- that is, to shape or alter categories of natural and human kinds. 

March 2, 2017
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

Karma Chávez, will present on the election of President Trump as it relates to undocumented immigrant students.

March 7, 2017
4:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center, 3rd Floor Communication Hub

Join us as we celebrate the release of “Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline,” written by 21 scholars and edited by UMass Amherst Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence, Enobong (Anna) Branch. 

March 28, 2017
11:30 am-1:00 pm

Life Science Laboratories, S330

Junaid Rana will discuss the concepts of racial becoming and racial infrastructure as part of an ethnographic description of everyday life in a working class Pakistani neighborhood in New York.

March 29, 2017
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Junaid Rana is associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, with appointments in the department of anthropology, the center for South Asian and Middle Eastern studies, and the unit for criticism and interpretive theory.

March 29, 2017
4:30 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room

Panel on "Media, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Middle East" features Sut Jhally, UMass; Vijay Prashad, Trinity College; Matt Sienkiewicz, Boston College; and Katty Alhayek, UMass.

April 3, 2017
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Integrative Learning Center, Hub, 3rd floor

Professor Joseph B. Berger presents his talk titled “Global Challenge in Higher Education Research.”

April 4, 2017
4:00 pm

Hasbrouck Hall, 138

This speaker series, underwritten by the UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, showcases the contributions of various social science disciplines to pressing current societal issues.

April 11, 2017
4:00 pm

Campus Center, Amherst Room

Susan Martin, Donald G. Herzberg Professor Emerita of International Migration, Georgetown University, will put the actions of the Trump Administration and announced plans into historical perspective using the framework she used in her book “A Nation of Immigrants.” 

April 25, 2017
4:00 pm

Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas Room