Jul 23, 2013

ISI Announces Fellows for 2013-14 Seminar, "Emancipation"

ISI Seminar 2013-14

Jul 13, 2013

Prof. Emily West was recently interviewed about her greeting card research on WHYY, public radio for the greater Philadelphia area. For more information and to hear a recording of the program, click here.

Feb 28, 2013

Prof. Emily West has been named an Institute for Social Science Research Scholar for the 2013-2014 academic year. She was competitively selected to participate in a series of seminars and workshops on grant writing and submission. Her year as ISSR Scholar will facilitate the submission of her ongoing work on US health care policy and consumer subjectivity for consideration for external funding.

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Jan 28, 2013

Departmental faculty members Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Allison Butler have been selected as members of this year's Community Service Learning Faculty Fellows.

Nov 14, 2012

Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Mari Castañeda received a $10,000 grant through the Five College Public Policy Initiative to develop a Media Justice Network (MJnet) in Western Mass and bring Pete Tridish to the Five Colleges as a Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence.

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Nov 14, 2012

Demetria Shabazz, Martha Fuentes-Bautista, Bernadine Mellis (Five College Faculty Member), and Mari Castañeda received a $10,000 digital humanities grant from the Five College Women Studies Research Center to develop a Feminist Media Justice Colloquium

For more information on the Five College Women Studies Research Center, please visit

Aug 29, 2012

PhD candidate Eve Ng has received a competitive project grant of $1,000 from the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (, publisher of the journal Women's Studies in Communication. Eve will use the funds for her new project on global LGBT media, linking media representation, sexual citizenship, and the sociocultural and geographical specificities of new media technologies.

Feb 16, 2012

Doctoral candidate Changwook (Ricky) Kim has been awarded a $45,000 visiting research fellowship from the Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation to conduct dissertation research at the University of Tokyo in 2012-13. Changwook’s comparative, multi-sited project will map how creative city policy emerged as a new form of urban politics in Korea and Japan. At UMass, his work is supervised by Professor Paula Chakravartty; in Tokyo, he will be hosted by Professor Tanaka Hideyuki.