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Whitney Battle-Baptiste Elected President of the American Anthropological Association

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has announced that Whitney Battle-Baptiste has been elected to serve as president-elect/vice president for 2021–23. She'll begin her term as president-elect/vice president at AAA’s Annual Meeting in November and will assume the office of association president at the 2023 Meeting. More >


Dillon Coutinho, MPP '19, Governance Lead at Pearl Initiative in the UAE

Dillon Coutinho, MPP '19 works for a nonprofit thinktank focused on enhancing corporate governance, accountability, and workplace transparency for the Gulf region’s businesses. The organisation focuses on diversity in business leadership, governance in philanthropy, small business resilience, anti-corruption best practices, and more. More >


Social Science Matters

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is home to a broad range of approaches to social science, all of which we celebrate, from purely theoretical and interpretive research to all manner of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. One of our priorities 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.



A Look Back At My 'SBS In DC' Experience

It’s been a while since Lizette Sta. Marie, a communication and journalism double major, took the scenic but tiring eight-hour Amtrak ride from Union Station in Washington, DC to South Station in Boston. As we enter the new application cycle for next year’s SBS in DC cohort, she looks back at her experience with the program. More >


Diversity in Social Data Science Leadership Academy (DS2)

September - December 2021 | The Diversity in Social Data Science (DS2) Leadership Academy is a free multi-day event designed to support UMass students interested in data-driven careers related to the social sciences as they look to begin the job-seeking process. All UMass undergraduate and graduate students interested in data-driven careers requiring a substantive social science background are welcome.  More >

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