March 24, 2016 - 6:30pm, March 25, 2016 -
11:45am to 4:00pm

Critical Theory and Social Change: Confronting Racism in the Contemporary U.S.

A two-day workshop organized by the Social Thought & Political Economy Program at UMass Amherst.

March 30, 2016 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

Social Science Matters: Statistics and Protests as Weapons of Resistance Against Racialized Mass Incarceration and Aggressive Policing

Pamela Oliver will speak as part of the Social Science Matters Series on Resistance

March 30, 2016 - 4:00pm

Four @ Four - Spring 2016

RSVP to attend.

An evening of slam research presentations by Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty members over hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

Faculty presenters:

April 5, 2016 - 4:00pm

Social Science Matters: Resistance in the Discipline of Economics

Anwar Shaikh, Nancy Folbre, and David Kotz will speak as part of the Social Science Matters Series on Resistance.

Economics appears as the most homogeneous of all social science disciplines. It is also least tolerant of difference. What does it mean to resist the orthodoxy within economics? Four heterodox economists present their understanding of
contestation/resistance within the discipline.

April 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

5th Annual Communication Student Showcase & Awards

The Department of Communication holds its 5th annual Students Showcase & Awards event. Winners will be announced in the following four categories: Audio-Visual, Civic Engagement/Community Service, Speech/Rhetoric/Performance, and Writing. The top prize in each category is $150, and all submissions will be included in an online showcase. The awards are funded by generous contributions from Communication alumni. For more information about the Student Showcase & Awards event, which is free and open to the public, please contact Prof.

April 7, 2016 - 4:30pm

“Emergent Frameworks” Roundtable: Professor and Author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Professor Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and English Literature at the University of California-Irvine, internationally acclaimed author, and a leading light in African letters today.

April 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Diversity & Social Justice Listening Lunch Series: "Understanding Terrorism Today"

Please join for our third Listening Lunch session of the semester. The event is titled "Understanding Terrorism Today," and the featured speaker will be Bernhard Leidner, Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, UMass Amherst.

April 13, 2016 - 4:00pm

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome

Alondra Nelson is professor of sociology and gender studies and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University, where she has served as director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 2009, she was on the faculty of Yale University and received its Poorvu Award for teaching excellence.

April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm

Diversity & Social Justice Film Series: "Further off the Straight & Narrow"

Please join us for a screening of Further off the Straight & Narrow: New Gay Visibility on Television, 1998-2006, a Media Education Foundation film. The post-screening discussion will be led by Prof. Kimberlee Pérez, Department of Communication; and Genny Beemyn, Director of the Stonewall Center.