Faculty 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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Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 11:30am

Clothing Retail Workers, Multilevel Managers, and the Service Panopticon

Presented by Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at (with Kyla Walters), UMass-Amherst .


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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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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication

University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD) will be hosting the 2018 Winter Institute for Intercultural Communication (WIIC) at the UMass Springfield Center from March 13-16.  A partnership with the renowned Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI), WIIC will provide an excellent opportunity for in-depth, intensive, professional development during its 3-day and 1-day workshops.  Administrators and Faculty in attendance will benefit from practical, organizational, theoretical and/or pedagogical expertise that can help support your

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