UMass Boston

Research & Centers

College of Liberal Arts faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars conducting interdisciplinary and values-driven research that demonstrates deep commitment to making a difference in our communities.

Our faculty members and fellows:

  • approach each discipline with academic rigor and objectivity.
  • have special expertise as practitioners of public policy.
  • address policy issues of all kinds, generally focusing on issues of an urban society.
  • understand that social and economic inequities are inherent in our system and work to develop the tools to evaluate and address those inequities.
  • see diversity—in age, race, gender, ethnicity, and nationality—as central to our makeup, to great learning, and to our region's economic future.