Faculty/Staff Profiles

New Website for Hear Our Stories Project

Associate Professor Aline Gubrium (community health education) and Professor Elizabeth Krause (anthropology) have announced the launch of the Hear Our Stories website. Funded by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, Hear Our Stories is a digital storytelling project that uses new media to reveal how young parenting Latinas, in particular, experience and negotiate sexual health disparities.

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer ’71 to Join CPPA

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer will join the faculty of the Center for Public Policy and Administration after he retires in January from a 26-year career as a state lawmaker. Brewer, a UMass Amherst alumnus, will serve as a professor of practice at CPPA.

Sociologist Jennifer Lundquist Publishes New Research

While numerous studies have shown that the marriage rate among military service members is much higher than civilians of the same age, new research from Jennifer Lundquist (sociology) has found specific reasons that lead these young men and women to make this important decision.

Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman Named Fellow of AAAS

Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman has been recognized as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the field of social behavior, teaching psychology and promoting student success.

Political Scientists Receive Grant From the Russell Sage Foundation

Kevin Young and Bruce 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.

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