The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Spotlight Scholars

James Smethurst

Scholar’s exploration of Black Arts Movement reveals ties to current times

UMass physiologist seeks to alter our approach to muscle dysfunction in aging
Creative writing professor investigates the interplay of the political and the personal
UMass physicist helps international team unravel the mysteries of our universe
Political scientist exposes how partisanship is changing American politics
Educator challenges institutions to rethink attitudes rooted in oppression
Interdisciplinary scholar explores cultural and historical perspectives of race and science
Neuroscientist probes sleep’s role in learning and memory
Center director propels UMass Amherst to forefront of data science
Policy expert puts rapidly shifting global parameters in perspective
Economist uses data to shape minimum wage policies that work
Historical archeologist propels social change by listening to the past
Scholar uses data to pinpoint how corporations gain political advantage