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UMass Sociology | Professor Laurel Smith-Doerr

Smith-Doerr Selected for NSF Distinguished Lecture

On December 16, 2021, Laurel Smith-Doerr, professor of Sociology and PI of the $3.1M NSF ADVANCE-Institutional Transformation grant at UMass Amherst, gave an ... Read more

Isabel Levin and Solomon Siskind | UMass Sociology

Two Sociology Majors Named Rising Researchers

Two Sociology majors have been named UMass Rising Researchers in recognition of their outstanding commitment to research opportunities, especially amidst the challenges of this past academic year... Read more

Juliana Morais de Goes | UMass Sociology

Morais de Goes Awarded Dissertation Research Fellowship

PhD student Juliana Morais de Goes has been award the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Jasmine Kerrissey | UMass Sociology

Kerrissey and Kitts Awarded 2021 Research Support Grants

Professors Jasmine Kerrissey and James Kitts have been named recipients of 2021 Research Support Grants for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Professor C.N. Le | UMass Sociology

Le Named SBS Outstanding Mentor

Professor C.N. Le, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies certificate program, is one of two recipients of the SBS Outstanding Mentor... Read more

Shana Bouyer & Siena Small, 2021 UMass Sociology Speakers

2021 Sociology Undergraduate Award Winners Announced

Over 50 undergraduate students have been recognized for their exceptional research, writing, and dedication to the department and field of Sociology at the 2021 Sociology Award Ceremony, held on... Read more

UMass Sociology | Professor Felicia Griffin-Fennell

Griffin-Fennell Named Director of the Academic Fellows Program

Felicia Griffin-Fennell has been appointed as the first full-time director for the ... Read more

Associate Professor Amy Schalet | UMass Sociology

Schalet Wins ADVANCE Faculty Peer Mentor Award

Associate Professor Amy Schalet has received the 2021 ADVANCE Faculty Peer Mentor Award for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of... Read more

Professor Janice Irvine | UMass Sociology

Irvine wins 2021 Conti Faculty Fellowship

Professor Janice Irvine has been awarded a Conti Faculty Fellowship Award for 2021-2022. The Conti Faculty Fellowship provides faculty members with a unique opportunity to focus on their... Read more

Grazielle Figueredo & Helene Grogan | UMass Sociology

Figueredo and Grogan Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

UMass Sociology graduate students Grazielle Figueredo and Helene Grogan have both been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation. 

Derek Siegal | UMass Sociology

Siegel wins ASA Dissertation Research Grant

Graduate student Derek Siegel was awarded the a Research Improvement Grant from the American Sociological Association. 

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Kaiser wins Center for Research on Families Fellowship

Assistant Professor Joshua Kaiser has been awarded a Research Fellowship through the Center for Research on Families for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Graduate student Yolanda Wiggins | UMass Amherst Sociology

Yolanda Wiggins Delivers Graduate Student Speaker Speech

Yolanda M. Wiggins delivered the graduate student speaker speech at the May 8 virtual commencement celebrations. 

Ofer Sharone | UMass Amherst Sociology

Sharone Quoted in Huffpost article

Ofer Sharone is quoted in a article, “How Many Months Does It Take To Find A Job?”

Fareen Parvez | UMass Sociology

Parvez Op-Ed in The Brussels Times

Fareen Parvez has an op-ed in The Brussels Times titled, “Targeting mothers in headscarves will not help France.”