UMass Amherst has a number of faculty experts who have agreed to be available to reporters as expert sources for stories.
A sampling of our experts by topic area
Feldman is one of America’s preeminent experts on lying, including self-presentation in adults and children, nonverbal behavior and verbal deception, how people lie strategically in social interactions, and the consequences of deception.
Folbre's research focuses on the interface between feminist theory and political economy, with a particular focus on the work of caring for others. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and she has consulted for the United Nations Human Development Office, the World Bank and other organizations.
Geissler's research explores the factors affecting patients' access to high-quality health care.
Goldman is one of the nation's top experts on the politics of judicial selection and confirmation, and is a frequent source for news media covering issues surrounding the judiciary.
Louis Graham is an expert on LGBT discrimination, health and rights.
Aline Gubrium’s (uh-LYNN GOO-breeum) research focuses on addressing health inequities among marginalized women, youth and families using participatory digital and visual storytelling to research views on sexuality and reproductive health.
Peter Haas is an expert in global governance and the dynamics of international environmental cooperation.
Miliann Kang's research shows how we stereotype Asian-American women as model minorities and potential threats, which can fuel racial hostility and unrealistic expectations.
Krause studies the interplay among nationalism, gender, class, race and ethnicity in the context of population politics in Italy, where women in the 1990s reached record-low fertility rates and where reproductive practices have provoked urgent political debate.
Lundquist has conducted extensive research on various aspects of relationships, marriage and divorce, including the effects caused by race, ethnicity and gender.