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Events

ISSR/PEP Seminar | How Scholars and Activists Can Partner for Reproductive and Racial Justice: A Conversation with Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Old Chapel | University of Massachusetts Amherst
Event Full - View the Live Stream on Facebook. We are pleased to offer this critical panel on the state of racial justice activism around reproductive rights since the 2016 Presidential election. This lunch presentation will bring together scholars, activists and community members invested in public engagement to hear from renowned reproductive justice activist and co-founder of SisterSong Loretta Ross, and public scholar Rickie Solinger.

Andrew Hoffman | The Academy's Emerging Crisis of Relevance and the Consequent Role of the Engaged Scholar

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
American universities are facing a crisis of relevance. While there are multiple reasons for this to be happening, one that deserves attention is the extent to which academic scholars do not see it as their role to engage in public and political discourse. Join Andrew Hoffman (University of Michigan) for a reexamination of how scholars must practice our craft, to what purpose, and to which audiences.

How to Prepare an ISSR or CRF Scholars Proposal

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
ISSR Lab - E20 Machmer Hall
Led by Center for Research on Families (CRF) Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, prospective applicants for the faculty Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program to apply to, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the spring 2017 application deadline. Registration required.

RESCHEDULED | Sites Unseen: Industrial Hazards, Systemic Risk, and the Remaking of American Cities

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
919 Thompson Hall | UMass Amherst
This talk examines the interplay of urban demography, industrialization and risk management to identify local mechanisms driving socio-environmental change. Dr. Frickel is the Director of Graduate Studies at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, specializing in research and teaching on the intersections of nature, knowledge and politics.