Events

Social Science Matters: The Future Series | Interaction Ritual Threads, with Paul DiMaggio (NYU)

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 2:30pm
Old Chapel | UMass Amherst
Since the publication of Randall Collins's Interaction Ritual Chains, much interaction has moved from face-to-face to online settings. Join us for a reception and public lecture, as Paul DiMaggio draws on Bakhtin’s theory of speech genres to adapt key concepts from IRC theory to the online world. The Social Science Matters Future Series explores how we can live and thrive in a world where social and technological transformation must be considered simultaneously and inseparably.

ISSR Seminar | Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Communications Hub | 3rd Floor, Integrative Learning Center | UMass Amherst
Award-winning sociologist and cultural observer Tarleton Gillespie provides an overview of current social media practices and explains the underlying rationales for how, when, and why social media platforms enforce the policies they use to moderate user-posted content. This event is cosponsored by ISSR and the Departments of Communication and of Journalism at UMass Amherst.

Social Science & Social Location Series | Gender in the Social Science Professions

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
In this first event of ISSR's Social Science & Social Location Series, four leading gender scholars examine new research on how gender operates within the social science professions. Featuring perspectives from a variety of different disciplines, the panel explores what might be done to address differences and inequities among social scientists.

Center for Employment Equity Launch Celebration | Increasing Equity, Decreasing Discrimination

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Hadley Room, 10th fl | UMass Amherst Campus Center
The Center for Employment Equity celebrates its opening with a program introducing the UMass community to the potential for new research-driven interventions to promote employment equity and prevent employment discrimination.

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