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PhD Candidate Shay Olmstead Publishes Article in the Washington Post

Monday, April 25, 2022

Shay Olmstead, UMass Amherst PhD candidate in history, published an article in the Washington Post on April 21 titled, “Visible activism is key to protecting trans people from bigoted laws.”...

Michella Marino ‘13PhD Discusses Roller Derby on France’s “L'Heure du Monde” Podcast

Friday, April 22, 2022

On April 13, Michella Marino ‘13PhD was interviewed by Léa Iribarnegaray on "L'Heure du Monde," a news podcast presented by Le Monde, the paper of record in France, about her book, Roller Derby:...

Jennifer Fronc Receives 2021-22 Distinguished Teaching Award

Friday, April 15, 2022

The Center for Teaching and Learning has announced the 2021-22 winners of the Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA), including Jennifer Fronc, Professor of History. Since 1961, the University of Massachusetts has presented the Distinguished Teaching Award to instructors who demonstrate exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level.

We Make History Wins NCPH Outstanding Public History Project Award

Friday, April 15, 2022

We Make History, a collaborative project between the National Domestic Workers Alliance and team of faculty from Smith College and UMass Amherst, including Professor Diana Sierra Becerra of the...

Regina Kunzel to Deliver History Department's Distinguished Annual Lecture

Monday, April 11, 2022

Titled “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality,” the lecture will explore the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the mid-20th-century US and examine the role of psychiatric scrutiny and stigma in the making of modern sexuality. Focusing on the archive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the federal hospital for the mentally ill in Washington, DC, Kunzel will reflect on its meaning and challenges to queer history.