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A Notice to Prospective Graduate Students

We regret to announce that the Department of Sociology will not accept graduate applications during the 2021 admissions cycle. In order to ensure that the department has resources to adequately... Read more

Graduate student Yolanda Wiggins | UMass Amherst Sociology

Yolanda Wiggins Delivers Graduate Student Speaker Speech

Yolanda M. Wiggins delivered the graduate student speaker speech at the May 8 virtual commencement celebrations. 

Ofer Sharone | UMass Amherst Sociology

Sharone Quoted in Huffpost article

Ofer Sharone is quoted in a article, “How Many Months Does It Take To Find A Job?”

Fareen Parvez | UMass Sociology

Parvez Op-Ed in The Brussels Times

Fareen Parvez has an op-ed in The Brussels Times titled, “Targeting mothers in headscarves will not help France.”

Rachel Bargoot '12 | UMass Amherst Sociology

Bargoot '12 Receives Rising Research Award

Rachel Bargoot ’20 selected to receive UMass Amherst Rising Researcher award.

UMass Amherst Sociology

Explanations for Gender Pay Gaps Across Federal Government Science Agencies

Smith-Doerr and Tomaskovic-Devey were part of a research team investigating why men earn more than women at seven U.S. federal science agencies.

Lindsay Van Dyke '12 | UMass Sociology

Van Dyke Wins Emmy for 'Zero Tolerance'

Lindsay Van Dyke '12 wins 2019 News and Documentary Emmy award.

Dan Clawson | UMass Amherst Sociology

Video of Dan Clawson Tribute and Memorial Service

View the tribute and memorial service for Dan Clawson.

Ragini Malhotra | UMass Amherst Sociology

Malhotra Honored by Sociologists for Women in Society

Graduate student Ragini Malhotra has been awarded Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Social Action Initiative Award.

Joya Misra | UMass Amherst Sociology

Misra appointed Director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)

Joya Misra has been appointed Director of ISSR in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Fareen Parvez | UMass Sociology

Parvez Awarded Fellowship

Parvez was awarded a Resident Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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.