One Year On | Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity and the Future of Work

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Life Sciences Laboratory N330 | UMass Amherst
One year after a series of NSF-funded consultations on Understanding Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity and the Future of Work, we invite you to the launch of the grant's report and a discussion of future directions in this important field of inquiry. Please join the project PIs for a brief presentation of the key themes and lessons.

Methodology Resource | Statistics in the Social Sciences Reading Group

Do you want to deepen your understanding of the statistics behind the methods you use in your research?  So do we! We invite to join our Statistics in the Social Sciences Reading Group (SSSRG). This is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, post-doctoral scholars and graduate students who gather to discuss a methodological topic based on group interest. We welcome participants from all disciplines! 

Spring Symposium | Critical University Studies and Futures of Academic Feminisms

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 9:00am to Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
ISSR is pleased to cosponsor a conference to explore questions about the legacies, current moments and future roles of academic feminisms, organized by the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst. The conference will engage ongoing debates about how gender, race, sexuality, and power have been theorized in the academy and understood on our campuses and in our communities, and how to reshape the contours of PhD training in the field.

Seminar | Affective Economy of Media Solidarities, with Kaarina Nikunen (Tampere University | Finland)

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
The growing presence of activist media and solidarity campaigns point to new emerging forms of mediated solidarity. However, there is no guarantee that expressions of solidarity and compassion will ever find their way to the actual cause and make a difference. This talk by Dr. Kaarina Nikunen draws from the new book Media Solidarities: Emotions, Power and Justice in the Digital Age (Sage, 2019).