The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Shemon Salam's New Book Examines the Uprisings Following the Killing of George Floyd

In an attempt to think through the experience of the uprising – and prepare for the great struggles that are coming – Shemon and co-author Arturo Castillon provide an in-depth analysis of what exactly happened during the 2020 uprising, its potentials, internal limits and strategic implications. More >


Michele Evermore '16 Named to Newly Created U.S. Labor Department Role

Alumna Michele Evermore, who earned her master’s degree in labor studies from UMass Amherst in 2016, has been appointed by the Biden administration to a newly created role at the U.S. Labor Department as senior advisor on unemployment insurance, a position within the department’s Employment and Training Administration. 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.



Anaamika Nair Wants to be a Voice that is Heard

As she completes her first year at UMass Amherst, Nair advises future underrepresented students to be deliberate about which friends they choose and to participate in extracurricular activities. If they do not find diversity in their class, Nair advises future students to seek out cultural centers and states that the Academic Fellows Program has been great.  More >


Climate Crisis: Transitioning Away from a Carbon-Based Economy

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:30 pm (ET) | Despite a pause during the pandemic, carbon emissions are projected to rise above their pre-COVID levels as governments attempt to jumpstart their economic recoveries in 2021. How will the US – and the world – transition from a carbon-based economy to one that is greenhouse gas emissions neutral in order to avert this crisis?  More >

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