Mathias Klang, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at UMass Boston where he studies online activism, digital rights, and technologies of regulation. The underlying premise in his work is the understanding that if our technology isn't free (as in freedom) then neither can we be. He teaches political movements and communication, is currently researching online vigilantism, and as a new immigrant to the states he is learning the culture and exploring the craft brewing and distilling movement.
The contemporary Middle East continues to be the center of important issues that it is no exaggeration to claim have, and will continue to have, enormous repercussions for the region’s future, US foreign policy, and the world. While some of these issues, like the Islamic State, receive media attention, many do not. These panels have as primary goals providing nuanced discussion and diverse opinions from a range of prominent experts.
This session will cover the use of spatial methodologies in a variety of disciplines including geography, environmental monitoring, civil engineering, campus planning, economic development and other fields. It will conclude with a brief discussion on opportunities and challenges associated with research and teaching in the spatial domain.
Assistant Professor Seth Goldman will speak about his recent research in a talk titled "The Victim Paradox: How Portrayals of Suffering Affect Outgroup Stigma and Support for Minority Rights." Goldman teaches and carries out research on the effects of mass media and political communication on stereotyping and prejudice, particularly in the context of public opinion about race and sexual orientation.
The Fair Trade Difference
How Education and Democracy Grow Well-Being in Bolivia's Quinoa Trade
A presentation of research by Professor Tamara Stenn and STPEC seniors on the effects of the growing quinoa trade on education, agency, and economic democracy among Bolivian farmers
Free Homemade Quinoa Snacks
Nominations will not be considered complete until the following items have been received:
1. At least two letters of nomination (two on-campus letters, at least one of which must be from a faculty member)
2. The nominee’s resume
3. One page, single spaced personal statement from the nominee.
Off-campus letters of support will only be accepted when the two required on-campus letters have been received.
In order to support the development and growth of the diverse and excellent faculty research in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Dean’s Research Council offers two categories of grants to support research each year. SBS has a strong commitment to a range of social science research approaches, including, but not limited to, basic, applied, and community-engaged research.
Resisting Police: Police Forces as Social Movements in Contentious Fields of Authoritarian-Populism, Militarized Masculinity, and Racial Brutality (Social Science Matters Speaker Series on Resistance)
New York City police officers, in December 2014, collectively turned their backs on Mayor De Blasio during the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos. With this act, they transformed a memorial into a "mass protest," demonstrated contempt for anti-racism protesters, and opposed the mayor's plans to institute accountability. This funeral protest launched a wave of police protests and on-air diatribes that observers began to call a "cop coup" or a "revolt of uniformed thugs." In October that same year, police in Rio de Janeiro rose up in protest against anti-brutality activists in their own city.
Alondra Nelson is professor of sociology and gender studies and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University, where she has served as director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 2009, she was on the faculty of Yale University and received its Poorvu Award for teaching excellence.