Alumni Events

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:00am

The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race

In this talk, based on her book The Limits of Whiteness (2017, Stanford University Press), sociologist Neda Maghbouleh shares the curious, under-theorized story of how Iranian Americans move across a white/not-white color line. By contextualizing her ethnographic data with neglected historical and legal records, she offers new evidence for how a “white” American immigrant group may come to be “brown,” and what such a transformation says about race in the U.S. today.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:30pm

Sociology Alumni Night

Join us for a recent alumni discussion on career choices, decisions to go to graduate school, living on your own, what to expect when you start a new job, and how to stay connected to UMass Amherst. Bring your questions about life after UMass. Light food and refreshments will be served.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 4:00pm

Specialization, Power, and Inequality: The Case of the Care Penalty

Third Annual Samuel Bowles Lecture by Nancy Folbre, Professor Emerita of Economics.

Specialization, Power, and Inequality: The Case of the Care Penalty

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

Stories We Tell: Women's Longform Writing

Professor Madeleine Blais, journalism, is featured in the following event, being held at Columbia University, on March 6:
Join us at Columbia Journalism School to Celebrate The Stories We Tell with 8 Women Who Helped Pioneer Long-form Journalism. 
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Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 5:00pm

Young Alumni in Business Panel

SBS students interested in careers in business are encouraged to attend this panel discussion with a group of young SBS alumni who work in business. Join us for this casual event to hear about the work these alums do, how they got there, and to get your questions answered. This is a great opportunity to ask questions of the people who sat where you are a short time ago, and who figured out how to get from here to there! Pizza will be served.  Please register to attend in Handshake.

Panelists include:

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