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UMass Amherst Afro-Am Studies Professors Attend Historic Presidential Inauguration in Colombia

Thursday, August 11, 2022

UMass Amherst's Amilcar Shabazz, professor and graduate program director of Afro-American studies, and Agustin Lao-Montes, professor of Sociology and Afro-American studies, as well as director of the African Diaspora graduate certificate program, attended the historic inauguration ceremony for the newly-named Colombian president Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego and vice president Francia Márquez Mina on Aug. 7

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Gülru Çakmak, Jennifer Heuer Co-Edit H-France Special Issue on Race and Representation

Thursday, July 14, 2022

In the wake of widespread calls to decolonize institutional narratives of cultural heritage, two faculty in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Gülru Çakmak of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and Jennifer Heuer of the Department of History, invited articles for a special issue of the online journal H-France Salon: “Rethinking Race and Representation in Art History and Material Culture of the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Francosphere.”

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Sharrow Examines the Legacy of Title IX in 'Washington Post' Article

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Elizabeth Sharrow, associate professor in the Department of History, has written a perspective for the Washington Post on how interpretations of Title IX have reshaped athletics in positive and negative ways in the 50 years since it was enacted. “Since 1972, women’s intercollegiate athletic participation has expanded roughly 12-fold, with the formation of thousands of teams for girls and women,” she writes. “Research shows that girls and women of color and those from lower-income families are much less apt to enjoy either access to sports or to their spillover benefits.”

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Graduate Student Curates Exhibition at Local Museum

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Nicholas Anderson, a graduate student in the Department of History, is guest curator of “Attention! Translating Uniforms, Understanding Service” at Wistariahurst Museum.

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Gonzales Interviewed about Original Play that Explores the Latinx Experience

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Elisa Gonzales, assistant professor in the Department of Theater, was interviewed recently on the local public television magazine program “Connecting Point” about her play Olvidados: A Mexican American Corrido. Based on true-life events, the musical explores the historical and untold stories of the effect that Repatriation had on Mexicans in the United States during the Great Depression era.

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Dean Krauthamer Surveyed for Juneteenth Book Recommendation

Monday, June 20, 2022

Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the College of Humanities & Fine Arts and professor of history, is among a group of historians, publishers, and others surveyed for their Juneteenth book reading recommendations. Krauthamer suggests “Festivals of Freedom” by Mitch Kachun.

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