The University of Massachusetts Amherst

'Journalism and Jim Crow' Wins AHA Book Award

The American Historical Association (AHA) has awarded the Eugenia M. Palmegiano Book Prize to "Journalism and Jim Crow: White Supremacy and the Black Struggle for a New America." The book is co-edited by Kathy Roberts Forde, journalism and associate dean of equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and features a chapter by Rasvan Sibii, journalism.  More >


Brandi Perri, Sociology '22PhD

Brandi Perri, Sociology '22PhD, used her distinctive background as a former janitor to study the experiences of custodial crew members within a newly corporatized educational system. Now an assistant professor of sociology at MassBay Community College, she helps students find their own unique voices and interests.  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.



Regional Planning Students Help Guide PVTA's Future

A new online survey led by regional planning students in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks input from local residents about their use of Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) services and the improvements they would like to see in the future. The project is part of Valley on Board, a two-year partnership between PVTA, UMass LARP and Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Western New England University.  More >


2022-2023 Feinberg Series: Confronting Empire

Co-sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, this year's Feinberg Series explores the historic role, forms, and impacts of U.S. empire, as well as the history of anti-imperialist resistance movements.  More >

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SBS RISE: Paint Your Country's Flag Night

Machmer E-32
6.00pm to 7.00pm
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