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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 ​f​unded by the Graduate School at UMass-Amherst.



Methods Symposium 2016: New Approaches in Queer, Postcolonial, and Black Studies

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Location at UMass Amherst, room to be announced
ISSR is pleased to support the English Department at UMass-Amherst's “Methods Symposium 2016” - to be held Friday, March 11, from 9:30am to 5:30pm. This symposium invites graduate students from across the humanities and social sciences whose work makes methodological interventions in queer, postcolonial, and/or black studies to join prominent scholars in a daylong discussion of the question, “What methods; why now?” Students may apply to one of the following workshop groups as described in the full event description: queer studies, postcolonial studies, or black studies (Application due date: January 29, 2016). There is no cost to participate in the workshops or to attend the public roundtable. Refreshments and a reception included.