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Branch Named Associate Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion

Anna Branch has been appointed by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to the position of associate chancellor for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.

Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings: A Feminist Anthology

Misra and Dyer Stewart Publish New Book

Sociology professor Joya Misra, PhD candidate Mahala Dyer Stewart, and Marni Alyson Brown of Georgia Gwinnett College, have published their co-edited anthology, "Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings."

Tomaskovic-Devey and Avent-Holt honored by ASA

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and alumnus Avent-Holt honored by American Sociology Association

The American Sociology Association (ASA) recently honored Professor Donald Tomaskovic-Devey with an honorable mention for the 2017 W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship for an... Read more

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Graduate Program Receives High Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Sociology graduate program at University of Massachusetts gets high ranking from U.S. News & World Report

Budig Receives $99,000 Grant

Budig and co-investigators awarded $99,000 grant to study how wages of Israeli women change after becoming mothers

WANTED: Assistant Professor for Sociology and Public Policy

The Department of Sociology and the School of Public Policy (SPP) at UMass Amherst invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track, position at the Assistant Professor level.

Beyond Civil Society: Activism, Participation, and Protest in Latin America

Thayer and Lao-Montes Co-Author New Book, 'Beyond Civil Society: Activism, Participation, and Protest in Latin America'

Sociology professors, Millie Thayer and Agustin Lao-Montes, are co-editors and authors of new book.

Harrington Receives Edith Robinson Fellowship From Graduate School

Congratulations to sociology doctoral student, Blair Harrington, who recently received one of two 2017-2018 Edith Robinson... Read more

UMass Amherst Sociology Well Represented in American Sociological Association Elections

The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced the results of their 2017 elections and the UMass Amherst Department of Sociology is proud to be well represented with five professors and a... Read more

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Laurel Smith-Doerr an Editor of Latest 'Handbook of Science and Technology Studies'

Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research, is an editor of the fourth edition of the “Handbook of Science and Technology Studies,” which curates the most important... Read more

Jon Wynn

Jon Wynn has been selected as a Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Jon Wynn is one of seven faculty members from across four colleges and schools that have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project for the spring semester.

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James Kitts and Mark Pachucki Receive $3.1mil NIH Grant to Study Adolescent Health Behavior

Sociology professors James Kitts and Mark Pachucki just received a 3.1 million dollar NIH grant to study patterns of health behaviors and outcomes across diverse urban populations of adolescents in... Read more

Anna Branch Named Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence

Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate professor of sociology, has been named by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to serve as his faculty advisor for diversity and excellence, effective August 15. “Through... Read more

Jasmine Kerrisey receives Scoville Best International Paper Award

Jasmine Kerrissey’s paper, “Collective Labor Rights and Income Inequality,” published in the American Sociological Review, has been awarded the Scoville Best International Paper Award from the... Read more

Anna Branch Among Four Selected for Women’s Leadership Institutes

For the first time since 2009, when the campus began sponsoring participants in the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institutes, a leadership development program for women, all four of the... Read more

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Wendy Wilde Recieves SBS Outstanding Staff Award

The Outstanding Staff Award is given to those who have made an impact on SBS by fostering a collaborative environment, creating a positive work environment, implementing innovative work processes... Read more

Michelle Budig Receives SBS Dean’s Research Excellence Award

Michelle Budig, Professor and Chair of Sociology, has been awarded the SBS Dean’s Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship and research, and... Read more

Celeste Curington

Celeste Curington Awarded 2016–17 MFP Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has awarded Celeste Curington an MFP pre-doctoral fellowship for the 2016–2017 academic year. ​This prestigious and... Read more

Jen Lundquist and Eiko Strader

Jen Lundquist and Eiko Strader research positive prospects of felon employment

Jen Lundquist and co-authors Eiko Strader and Devah Pager (Harvard) are featured in The Washington Post for their recent research on the outcomes of employing individuals with felony criminal... Read more

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Mahala Stewart, Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas and Yolanda Wiggins awarded 2016–2017 CRF Dissertation Fellowships

The Center for Research on Families has announced the seven recipients of this year’s student research awards, three of which are sociology PhD students. The program provides support to... Read more

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