Leah Wing and Jennifer Lundquist Win 2018 SBS Outstanding Teaching Awards

Leah Wing (Legal Studies) and Jennifer Lundquist (Sociology) have been awarded this year’s SBS Outstanding Teaching Award for exceptional teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development efforts, and impact on students. More >


Alumni Profile: Chris Gardner '89

Chris Gardner, head of in-store products at PayPal, discusses his career path after graduating from UMass amherst. Gardner formed an internship award to support SBS students conducting internships abroad or in the technology or E-commerce industries.  More >


Social Science Matters

We are home to a broad range of approaches to social science, from purely theoretical and interpretive, to qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Our priority is to ensure that this exciting social science research connects with the public while showing the relevance of the social sciences to everyday lives and policy.



Behind the Leader: Canaris Simmons '18

Canaris Simmons ’18 was a recipient of the Outstanding Service to the Sociology Major award in 2017 and is part of the staff with Student Bridges, whose mission is to increase college access and success for underrepresented students on the university campus and in neighboring communities.  More >


Solidarity Economies, Social Movements, and Social Justice with Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm, Mahar Auditorium. Join us for a public talk with activist, scholar, and theorist Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, co-author/editor of Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy & Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi. Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership. More >

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