The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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.

Anna Branch

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