Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Seth Cable, recently won the Linguistic Society of America Early Career Award. Here, he tells us about the research that led to the award and his connection to the Tlingit language. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Briggs, the new chair of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department tells us about what led her to study Women and Gender studies and her new book on the history of international and interracial adoptions. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Professor of Classics, Eric Poehler tells us about how iPads revolutionized his archaeological research in Pompeii and expounds upon the meaning of bones found underneath houses in ancient cities. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Couch, a popular lecturer in the Comparative Literature department, discusses his new book, "Jerry Robinson: Ambassador of Comics" and the surprising insights he has gained about comics and their origins. More...

 

 

 

 

The UMass College of Humanities and Fine Arts is pleased to welcome two new Music professors to our faculty this fall: Felipe Salles, a jazz saxophonist, and Gilles Vonsattel, a classical pianist. Here, Felipe Salles discusses his plans to teach his students that Brazilian music is more than just Bossa Nova, and Gilles Vonsattel asserts the value of understanding one’s long-term life as a musician, and finding good food on tour. Both agree that music is greatest when the performers truly love what they are doing. More...

 

 

 

Daniel Gordon, a professor of History, Director of UMass's BDIC program, and the Interim Associate Dean of Commonwealth Honors College was recently invited by Cambridge University faculty to participate in an international conference on Social Networks in the Age of the Enlightenment, and to present the conference’s keynote address. More...

 

 

 

 

Edwin Gentzler, professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Translation Center, talks about how the Translation Center has grown and his redefinition of the field of translation. More...

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Portuges, professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Film Studies program, shares her experiences from Amherst and abroad, and flaunts her new medal (well, we made her do it). More....