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).

Public Lecture & Celebration | UMass NSF ADVANCE Program Launch Event

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
LSL South 330-340
NSF ADVANCE | Dean Gilda Barabino, the Daniel and Frances Berg Professor and Dean of the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York joina us to celebrate the formal launch of the ADVANCE program at UMass Amherst, supported by a 5-year, $3 million NSF Institutional Transformation (IT) grant to support our efforts at advancing gender equity.

ISSR Methodology Workshop | Getting Started in NVivo: The Basics | Importing Your Data, Setting Up Your Node Structure, and Beginning to Code

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
E20 Machmer Hall | UMass Amherst
This workshop will cover the basics of how to get started using NVivo. It is targeted to new users of NVivo who have little or no experience with the software. This hands-on session will focus on bringing data into NVivo, organizing it, and beginning to code.