Richard T. Chu was selected for the Award for Community Engaged Teaching for seeking out and building relationships with five different Asian American communities in Western Massachusetts – Bhutanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese and Filipino – and creating a civic engagement curriculum around the needs of those communities to narrate and document their own pasts.
Marla Miller Concludes Successful Two-Decade Tenure as Public History Program Director, Sam Redman to Assume Role
Almost twenty years after stepping into the role of Director of the UMass Amherst Public History Program, Professor Marla Miller will hand the leadership baton this summer to Professor Sam Redman and return to her regular role as a member of t
Asheesh Kapur Siddique, assistant profess
In a new article, "The United States of Trumpistan?" Professor Manisha Sinha explains that political commentators have pointed to the rise of Hitler and the recent growing political strength of the far right in the continent to understand the Trump phen
Professor Julio Capó Jr.'s take on the history of how gay bars were supposed to be safe spaces, but they often weren’t.
We in the UMass Amherst History Department are appreciative all the time of the exceptional talent, insight and good cheer of our wonderful colleague Julio Capó, Jr., but we are especially grateful today for his thoughtful response to the horrific event
In a recent TIME article, Professor Julio Capó, Jr., examines the Pulse massacre as part of a long history of violence against queer and transgender Latinos.
In a recent post on the OAH's blog, Process, Professor Julio Capó, Jr., discusses how to teach about events such as the recent mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Slate's history writer Rebecca Onion recently interviewed Professor Manisha Sinha about what gun control advocates can learn from abolitionists who helped end slavery.