The Social Science and Environment Network is an initiative within UMass Amherst’s Institute of Social Science Research. We are a network of scholars who are working on environmental issues and themes using social science methods and questions. Our goal is to help support ourselves and each other by networking across UMass and the Five Colleges. Please share this information with faculty, postdocs and grad students who you think may be interested in joining the SSEN.
This fall we are continuing our tradition of an annual breakfast on fall reading day. You are invited to join at the ISSR lab, E20 Machmer, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, 8:30-10:00 AM. Breakfast provided, vegan and GF friendly!
Please RSVP using this google form: https://forms.gle/
We are adding a couple new initiatives this year, and ask you to respond in relation to these as well.
- First, we encourage faculty to bring graduate students into the network, so they too can connect with interdisciplinary scholars at all levels of the academy.
- Second, for the spring we are organizing biweekly reading/writing mutual mentoring groups of faculty, postdocs and graduate students who can share in reading of key literature and each other's work.
You are welcome to join either/both the breakfast or the mentoring groups, and graduate students are welcome to join either initiative even if their advisors are unable to do so.
Please fill out the RSVP form to allow us to get a head count for breakfast orders, and also to have some initial mentoring groups outlined ahead of time.
We've left space at the end of the form for other ideas you have of ways the SSEN could support you and connect you with colleagues.
Eve Vogel, Geography, Dept of Geosciences
Regine Spector, Political Science
**P.S. Please bring reusable mugs/cups to the breakfast! and consider a reusable plate/bowl as well. And we applaud in advance anyone who manages to walk, bike or bus to campus in December.