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Laurel Smith-Doerr an Editor of Latest 'Handbook of Science and Technology Studies'

Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research, is an editor of the fourth edition of the “Handbook of Science and Technology Studies,” which curates the most important... Read more

Jon Wynn

Jon Wynn has been selected as a Public Engagement Faculty Fellow

Jon Wynn is one of seven faculty members from across four colleges and schools that have been named Public Engagement Faculty Fellows by the Public Engagement Project for the spring semester.

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James Kitts and Mark Pachucki Receive $3.1mil NIH Grant to Study Adolescent Health Behavior

Sociology professors James Kitts and Mark Pachucki just received a 3.1 million dollar NIH grant to study patterns of health behaviors and outcomes across diverse urban populations of adolescents in... Read more

Anna Branch Named Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor for Diversity and Excellence

Enobong (Anna) Branch, associate professor of sociology, has been named by Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy to serve as his faculty advisor for diversity and excellence, effective August 15. “Through... Read more

Jasmine Kerrisey receives Scoville Best International Paper Award

Jasmine Kerrissey’s paper, “Collective Labor Rights and Income Inequality,” published in the American Sociological Review, has been awarded the Scoville Best International Paper Award from the... Read more

Anna Branch Among Four Selected for Women’s Leadership Institutes

For the first time since 2009, when the campus began sponsoring participants in the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institutes, a leadership development program for women, all four of the... Read more

Wendy Wilde

Wendy Wilde Recieves SBS Outstanding Staff Award

The Outstanding Staff Award is given to those who have made an impact on SBS by fostering a collaborative environment, creating a positive work environment, implementing innovative work processes... Read more

Michelle Budig Receives SBS Dean’s Research Excellence Award

Michelle Budig, Professor and Chair of Sociology, has been awarded the SBS Dean’s Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes distinguished achievement in scholarship and research, and... Read more

Celeste Curington

Celeste Curington Awarded 2016–17 MFP Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

The American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) has awarded Celeste Curington an MFP pre-doctoral fellowship for the 2016–2017 academic year. ​This prestigious and... Read more

Jen Lundquist and Eiko Strader

Jen Lundquist and Eiko Strader research positive prospects of felon employment

Jen Lundquist and co-authors Eiko Strader and Devah Pager (Harvard) are featured in The Washington Post for their recent research on the outcomes of employing individuals with felony criminal... Read more

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Mahala Stewart, Rodrigo Dominguez Villegas and Yolanda Wiggins awarded 2016–2017 CRF Dissertation Fellowships

The Center for Research on Families has announced the seven recipients of this year’s student research awards, three of which are sociology PhD students. The program provides support to... Read more

Ashley Garner

Ashley Garner awarded inaugural Charles H. Page scholarship

Ashley Garner is the inaugural recipient of the Charles H. Page Scholarship for the best theory paper written by a graduate student in the past year.  The annual award is named after the former... Read more

Jasmine Kerrissey

Jasmine Kerrissey Selected as a 2016-17 TEFD Lilly Fellow

Jasmine Kerrissey, assistant professor of sociology and labor studies, has been selected as one of the 2016-17 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence by the UMass Institute for Teaching Excellence... Read more

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Kayla Preito-Hodge Awarded 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named UMass sociology graduate student Kayla Preito-Hodge as a recipient of this years awards from the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). “The... Read more

Janice Irvine, Sanjiv Gupta

Janice Irvine and Sanjiv Gupta Named 2016–2017 ISSR Scholars

The Institute for Social Science Research has announced the selection of Janice Irvine and Sanjiv Gupta as two of only seven 2016–2017 ISSR Scholars. ISSR Scholars participate in a yearlong seminar... Read more

Tim Sacco, Laurel Smith-Doerr, Sharla Alegria

Laurel Smith-Doerr, Sharla Alegria and Tim Sacco Present on Diversity in Science Teams at White House

Laurel Smith-Doerr, director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), and graduate research assistants Sharla Alegria and Tim Sacco were invited to present their research on diversity... Read more

Don Tomaskovic-Devey

Don Tomaskovic-Devey Awarded Conti Faculty Fellowship

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey has been selected as one of three recipients of the 2016-⁠17 University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships. Fellows are chosen based on their... Read more

Brandi Perri

Brandi Perri awarded 2016 SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

Sociology graduate student Brandi Perri has been awarded a Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for 2016. The Dissertation Proposal... Read more

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Five Sociology Graduate Students awarded 2016 Summer Dissertation Fellowships

PhD candidates Cassaundra Rodriguez, Swati Birla, Patricia Sanchez-Connally, Celeste Curington, and JooHee Han have each won 2016 Summer Dissertation Fellowships from the Graduate School. The... Read more

Lucius Couloute

Lucius Couloute awarded LRAN New Scholars Grant

The Labor Resource and Action Network has announced that Lucius Couloute, PhD candidate in sociology, will be a recipient of the 2016 LRAN New Scholars Grant. His will present his research, “... Read more

Dianna Bronchuk

Senior Spotlight: Dianna Bronchuk Embraces Leadership at UMass

Dianna Bronchuk has certainly made a name for herself on campus over these last four years: challenging the status quo, advocating for what she believes in, and planning the some of the most... Read more