Faculty/Staff Profiles

Political Scientists Receive Grant From the Russell Sage Foundation

Young and Desmarais receive a $77,658 Russell Sage Grant to study Revolving Doors in Financial Regulation

 

Anthropologist Eric Johnson Featured on History Channel Series

Did giants walk the earth? This age-old question is the basis of the new History Channel series Search for the Lost Giants, which featured Eric Johnson (anthropology) on one of the latest episodes.

New Study Shows Financial Burden of Asthma in Los Angeles

Asthma caused or worsened by living near major roadways cost Los Angeles County more than $441 million in 2007 alone, according to a new peer-reviewed article by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Southern California and the University of Basel, Switzerland.

Anthropologist Sonya Atalay Receives Major Fellowship

New classes in Ojibwe language and the construction and launch of a traditional birch bark canoe are among the programs funded by $206,500 grant awarded to Sonya Atalay (anthropology).

Fatherhood, Race and Politics

Assistant Professor Tatishe Nteta (political science), a 2014 Family Research Scholar with the Center for Research on Families, explores if and how major events in the political realm affect racial attitudes, focusing on how culture, political trends, and major life cycle events influence individuals as they mature.

Fountain Receives Vision Award from World Economic Forum

At the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda held in Dubai on Nov. 9-11, Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy) received a Vision Award on behalf of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Government.

In Peru, Badgett Addresses Economics of LGBT Discrimination

During a trip to Peru from Oct. 12-17, Prof. M.V. Lee Badgett (economics), director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, educated diplomats, government officials, working professionals and university students on the potential negative economic consequences of discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Book by Sociologists Gerstel and Clawson Gets Media Attention

Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules by Prof. Dan Clawso(sociology) and Distinguished Prof. Naomi Gerstel (sociology) has been getting an increasing amount of coverage in prestigious media sources such as NBC News, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

Wellspring Collaborative Receives New Grants

The Wellspring Collaborative, an innovative economic development organization in Springfield co-directed by Fred Rose, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, has received two new grants totaling $70,000. 

Freezing Plans for Motherhood Mask Larger Issue of Wage Penalties

In the New York Times Opinion Pages' "Room for Debate" (October 15), Prof. Joya Misra (sociology and public policy), editor of the journal Gender & Society, speaks out about "Freezing Plans for Motherhood and Staying on the Job."

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