By taking guidance from our research faculty’s interests and supporting their efforts, the Institute draws its dynamic strengths and directions from the evolving enterprise of contemporary social research and delivers seminars on research issues.
Additionally, we offer short courses/workshops led by our consulting staff skilled in specific methods and data program packages. Methodology Consultants are funded by the Graduate School at UMass-Amherst.
Patrizia Zanoni, Professor of Organization Studies at Hasselt University, Belgium, will be visiting the Isenberg School of Management during the week of September 22-26. Professor Zanoni will give a talk on her ongoing research on Wednesday, September 24 at 4.00 p.m. in 112 Isenberg School of Management: "Diversity as Exploitation: A Re-interpretation of Relational Inequality through a Process Theory of Class."
A brief glance at recent headlines reveals that migration is a hotly debated topic, often polarizing communities and inflaming passions on all sides of the political spectrum. The global movement of people in the Americas and elsewhere has a long and complex history. The 2014-2015 Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series brings together scholars, activists, and policymakers to help understand the motivations, circumstances, and conditions that define migrant and immigrant experiences. By moving beyond simple generalizations of a “crisis” or “broken system,” the series analyzes questions surrounding intervention, reform, belonging, and the contested meanings of this “nation of immigrants.”