UMass Sociology Department's 'Ideas in Action' Colloquium Series
The “Ideas in Action” series springs from the recognition that, for many of us, figuring out how to reconcile the sociological ideas and theories we love with our ethical commitments to act right is a life-long professional and personal journey. This journey requires us to balance academia, advocacy, and activism, and to reconcile our commitments to science and values. By showcasing in-house expertise among faculty and graduate students, as well as external speakers engaged in cutting-edge research, teaching, and governance, the Ideas in Action series offers opportunities to discuss these questions of vital importance to our discipline and world.
The Ideas in Action series runs for the entire academic year. This fall semester, we will have three sub-themes:
- Showcasing the UMass Public Sociology Tradition
- Anti-Racism in Community-Engaged Research, Classroom Practices, and Departmental policy and program
- Democracy, Social Movements, and Authoritarianism in the Americas: Local and Global Perspectives.
Calendar of Events:
Sept. 30: The N-word in the Classroom