Call for Applications for Public Engagement Fellowships

Public Engagement Faculty Fellows will develop a plan tailored to their expertise and aspirations for reaching broader publics. Each fellow will receive technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences and other public engagement products. More >


Practice for the People: Russell Chin ’77

When he noted a gap in support services for Asian Americans, Russell Chin devoted a sizable part of his legal career to helping people navigate ever-changing immigration and international business laws. Chin hadn’t originally intended to go to law school, but saw it as an opportunity to help communities that were lacking proper representation. More >


Social Science Matters

We are home to a broad range of approaches to social science, from purely theoretical and interpretive, to qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Our priority is to ensure that this exciting social science research connects with the public while showing the relevance of the social sciences to everyday lives and policy.



Sarah Welch '17 (Anthropology) Named Rising Researcher

Sarah is conducting research on race, space, and resource accessibility in the UMass Amherst Libraries for her honors thesis using a participatory design ethnography framework. She explores the historical and contemporary literature on libraries as a site of community-building and social change. More >


Reflections on Race & the Election

Tuesday, December 6 - 5:00pm, ILC N400 (Linguistics Hub)   Panel & discussion to reflect on the racial dynamics of the 2016 presidential election. Featuring Professors John Bracey, UMass, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies; Agustin Lao-Montes, UMass, Sociology and W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies; and Uditi Sen, Hampshire College, South Asian Studies and History. More >

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