The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Sociology Department's 'Ideas in Action' Colloquium Series

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:15am to Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 1:00pm
Virtual Event

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. 16: Introducing the UMass Sociology Department's Ideas in Action Colloquium Series

Sept. 30: The N-word in the Classroom

Oct. 7: Creating and Maintaining a Diverse Department

Oct. 28: Sharing Findings: The Policing in Chicago Research Group