This Week in the News

SBS faculty are avid writers and researchers who are often called upon by press for their expertise. This summary of the publications and interviews of our faculty in just the past week covers topics such as raising the minimum wage, flag burning, the labor center, carbon emissions, and LGBT-friendly policies. More >


Practice for the People: Russell Chin ’77

When he noted a gap in support services for Asian Americans, Russell Chin devoted a sizable part of his legal career to helping people navigate ever-changing immigration and international business laws. Chin hadn’t originally intended to go to law school, but saw it as an opportunity to help communities that were lacking proper representation. 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.



Sarah Welch '17 (Anthropology) Named Rising Researcher

Sarah is conducting research on race, space, and resource accessibility in the UMass Amherst Libraries for her honors thesis using a participatory design ethnography framework. She explores the historical and contemporary literature on libraries as a site of community-building and social change. More >


Post Election Teach-In

Thursday, December 8 - 12pm-4:45pm, Campus Center Rooms 174-76 and 165-69 Faculty and graduate students will lead informal, participatory sessions on a range of topics. This is an opportunity for students (grad and undergrad), staff, and faculty to engage in discussions outside the traditional classroom setting. Registration is required. More >

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