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Manuel Matos | UMass Sociology

Support the Manuel Matos Mentoring Award

Help us continue the legacy that Manuel started.

Laurel Smith-Doerr | UMass Sociology

Smith-Doerr Receives Fulbright Scholar Grant

Laurel Smith-Doerr has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to Germany.

Dan Clawson | UMass Amherst Sociology

We Mourn the Loss of Dan Clawson

We are sad to share the news that Dan Clawson, professor of sociology at UMass Amherst, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Israel Rivera | UMass Amherst SPP and Sociology

Alumnus Israel (Izzy) Rivera Honored by the Black and Latino Caucus

Israel (Izzy) Rivera was recently honored by the Black and Latino Caucus of the Massachusetts Legislature for his community work and leadership.

Mark Pachucki | UMass Amherst Sociology

Pachucki Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

Mark Pachucki has been awarded one of this year’s UMass Amherst College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Outstanding Teaching Award.

UMass Amherst Sociology | Eiko Strader

Eiko Strader ’17PhD Honored With Dissertation Award

Eiko Strader ’17PhD has been honored with a 2018 Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Edna DaCruz | UMass Sociology

DaCruz Selected as UWiL Fellow

Edna DaCruz, a senior in Sociology, has been selected to be a 2019 UMass Women into Leadership (UWil) Fellow.

Kathryne Young | UMass Sociology

Young’s Book on Law School among ‘Distinguished Dozen’ of 2018

“How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School” has been named one of the Distinguished Dozen Legal Books of 2018.

Mark Pachucki | UMass Amherst Sociology

Pachucki Awarded EAGER grant from NSF

Mark Pachucki is part of a cross-campus team that was recently awarded a two-year EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation.

Michelle Budig | UMass Amherst Sociology

Budig Appointed Vice Provost for Faculty Development

Michelle Budig was appointed vice provost for faculty development, effective September 1, 2018.

Misra on Team Working on Advancement of Underrepresented Faculty

Joya Misra is a co-principal investigator on a $3 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant.

New Report by UMass Amherst Center for Employment Equity (CEE) Examines Silicon Valley Workforce Diversity

New research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Employment Equity (CEE) sheds light on Silicon Valley Tech firms.

Joya Misra | UMass Amherst Sociology

Misra Elected VP of American Sociological Association

Joya Misra has been elected vice president of the American Sociological Association.

Mark Pachucki | UMass Amherst Sociology

Pachucki Receives R21 Award from NIH

Assistant professor Mark Pachucki received a two-year R21 award from the National Institutes of Health.

Wanted: Sociology Lecturer

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, nontenure track, academic-year position as Lecturer.

Canaris Simmons '18 | UMass Amherst Sociology

Behind the Leader: Canaris Simmons '18

Sociology student Canaris Simmons '18 was recently profiled by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Ofer Sharone | UMass Amherst Sociology

Sharone Named Lilly Fellow

Ofer Sharone has been named a 2018-2019 Lilly Fellow for Teaching Excellence.

Jennifer Lundquist | UMass Amherst Sociology

Lundquist Named 2018 Outstanding Teacher

Jennifer Lundquist has been awarded one of this year’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Sociology Welcomes New Chair

Anthony Paik named chair of the Department of Sociology.

Alumna Fatimah Baeshen '02 Named Ambassador

Sociology alumna Fatimah Baeshen '02 was recently named Saudi Arabia's first spokeswoman to the U.S.A.

Fareen Parvez, UMass Sociology

Parvez Discusses "Triple Talaq"

Professor Fareen Parvez explores the possible impacts of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of India striking down the practice of “triple talaq."

Professor Amy Schalet UMass Amherst Sociology

Schalet's Co-Authored Paper Getting Press

Professor Amy Schalet's co-authored review and position paper are being referenced in many recent articles regarding abstinence-only-until-marriage programs.

Ozlem Goner UMass Amherst Sociology Alumna

Alumna Ozlem Goner '12 PhD Publishes New Book

Sociology alumna Ozlem Goner ’12 PhD publishes new book.

Sonny Norkmarken UMass Amherst Sociology

Nordmarken's Poetic Essay Gets Published

Doctoral candidate Sonny Nordmarken’s poetic essay, “Transfiguring desire: Divining the origin" of species is published in the Journal of Lesbian Studies.