SBS Faculty Awarded Tenure by UMass Board of Trustees
The UMass Board of Trustees recently approved the appointments of tenure to five faculty members in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Seyram Avle, communication, researches digital technology cultures and innovation across parts of Africa, China, and the United States. Her work takes a critical approach towards understanding how digital technologies are made and used, as well as their implications for issues of labor, identity, and futures.
Sancha D. Medwinter, sociology, is the author of "Ecologies of Inequity: How Disaster Response Reconstitutes Race and Class Inequality" (available August 1, 2023). Her work aims to inform and critique policy, practice, and norms that determine the well-being of poor, marginalized communities.
Robert Paul Musgrave, political science, studies U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, and how oil revenue changes political institutions. His work has appeared in many major media outlets, including New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC.
Kimberlee Anne Perez, communication, is a scholar-performer interested in narrative performance relating to constructions and embodiments of identity and relations.
Isabella M. Weber, economics, focuses on inflation, China, global trade, and the history of economic thought. She has recently received widespread media coverage for her encouragement of government price controls as a means of reducing inflation.
In addition, Katheryn McDermott received a transfer of tenure from the Department of Education Policy, Research, and Administration to the School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on how federal, state, and local education policy affects educational equity.