Fall 2014 Cohort

Grad Students in the News

Ragini Malhotra | UMass Amherst Sociology

Malhotra Honored by Sociologists for Women in Society

Graduate student Ragini Malhotra has been awarded Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Social Action... Read more

Manuel Matos | UMass Sociology

Support the Manuel Matos Mentoring Award

Manuel Matos was a gifted sociology student whose life sadly ended in September of 2018. He was equal part intellectual and... Read more

Ozlem Goner UMass Amherst Sociology Alumna

Alumna Ozlem Goner '12 PhD Publishes New Book

Sociology alumna Ozlem Goner ’12 PhD recently had her book, "Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders," published by Routledge (2017). The book examines the ways in which states and nations... Read more

Sonny Norkmarken UMass Amherst Sociology

Nordmarken's Poetic Essay Gets Published

Doctoral candidate Sonny Nordmarken’s poetic essay, “Transfiguring desire: Divining... Read more

Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings: A Feminist Anthology

Misra and Dyer Stewart Publish New Book

Sociology professor Joya Misra, PhD candidate Mahala Dyer Stewart, and Marni Alyson Brown of Georgia Gwinnett College, have published their co-edited anthology, "Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings."... Read more

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Graduate Program Receives High Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

The Department of Sociology’s graduate program at UMass Amherst ranks 30th nationally in a survey released by U.S. News & World Report, which also listed the department 6th in the Sex and... Read more

WANTED: Assistant Professor for Sociology and Public Policy

The Department of Sociology and the School of Public Policy (SPP) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track, position at the Assistant Professor... Read more

Harrington Receives Edith Robinson Fellowship From Graduate School

Congratulations to sociology doctoral student, Blair Harrington, who recently received one of two 2017-2018 Edith Robinson... Read more

UMass Amherst Sociology Well Represented in American Sociological Association Elections

The American Sociological Association (ASA) announced the results of their 2017 elections and the UMass Amherst Department of Sociology is proud to be well represented with five professors and a... Read more

Tanya Rouleau Whitworth

Tanya Rouleau Whitworth Finds Relationship Between Teen Childbearing and Adult Depression Varies Based on Adolescent Pregnancy Attitudes

A new study by graduate student Tanya Rouleau Whitworth has found that the relationship between teen childbearing and adult depression varies significantly based on adolescent pregnancy attitudes... 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... Read more

2016 NSF Graduate Research Award

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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

portrait, link to JooHee Han wins prestigous grant

JooHee Han wins prestigous grant

JooHee Han, PhD candidate, has won a dissertation grant from the... Read more