Student 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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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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