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Portrait of Robert A. Potash, sitting probably at his home

In Memoriam: Robert A. Potash (1921-2016)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Robert A. Potash, Haring Professor of Latin American History Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst, died December 30, 2016 at age ninety-five. A member of the history department from 1950...
Aerial View of the Mariel Boat that appears very crowded.

Professor Julio Capó, "The White House Used This Moment as Proof the U.S. Should Cut Immigration. Its Real History Is More Complicated"

Monday, August 7, 2017

Professor Julio Capó just published an article for TIME analyzing Stephen Miller's recent use of the Mariel boatlift to justify drastic immigration restrictions. Capó debunks the falsehoods still...
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Professor Daniel Chard Comments on Politics, Terrorism and U.S. History

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This week, UMass History Department lecturer Daniel Chard (PhD '16) shared his thoughts on terrorism, American foreign policy, and the U.S. political scene from the 1970s to the present day in this...
Black and white photo of Elizabeth Sharrow on light blue background

Professor Elizabeth Sharrow, “What would change public opinion on whether the Redskins’ name is offensive?”

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Elizabeth A. Sharrow just published an article in the Washington Post with co-authors Tatishe M. Nteta and Melinda R. Tarsi. Their research, forthcoming at Social Science Quarterly, uses a survey...
picture of two Chinese Agro-scientists in a field

Professor Sigrid Schmalzer, "Yuan Longping, Hybrid Rice, and the Meaning of Science in the Cultural Revolution and Beyond”

Thursday, June 29, 2017

“The changing stories told about Yuan Longping and the invention of hybrid rice do not merely represent political expediencies but testify to questions at the very heart of our discipline: what...
Big circle meeting room with people in suits

Professor Altstadt: "Putin's Middle East Triangle"

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Announcing new work by Professor Audrey Altstadt: “Kennan Cable No.23: Putin’s Middle East Triangle.” This policy piece connects her own work on the Caucauses to the rest of the region from a...