Spring 2017 Funding Sources for Faculty Research

There are a variety of sources of funding to help support SBS faculty research. Read on for an extensive list of these funding sources and links to apply. Deadlines are coming up soon in the spring semester. More >


Melissa James ’10 Wins UMass Amherst Distinguished Alumni Award

Melissa James ’10 is president and CEO of The Tech Connection, a Boston-based recruitment firm that supports the professional development of diverse, underrepresented technical talent through individualized career planning and job placement.  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.



Intern Spotlight: Hae Young Hannah Yoo at the Boston Globe

"I learned the little things school can’t teach you, like how to talk to your boss, professionally but with personality, or when the appropriate time to crack a joke is. It seems trivial, but I don’t think there’s anything more important than relationships with people."  More >


Social Science Matters: Border Walls and the Politics of Becoming Non-Human

March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm | Communication Hub - ILC 3rd Floor In this lecture, Ticktin is concerned by the ways in which border walls and zones come not simply to defend (i.e. certain territories), but to define  -- that is, to shape or alter categories of natural and human kinds. She will suggest that borders walls, and all the surrounding and auxiliary technologies they harness, work by shifting how we understand different kinds of beings, ultimately rendering certain kinds killable. She will look at practices of quarantine, containment, and the design of walls themselves. More >

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