The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Spotlight Scholars

Britt Rusert

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
Groundbreaking economist measures the cost of discrimination
Curiosity drives distinguished scientist’s pursuit of network innovation
Scholar and literary analyst takes on pop culture
Nanoelectronics expert shapes future of computing
Acclaimed political scientist says small electoral reforms have big impact
Environmental and soil chemist works to make the world a healthier place