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  1. Immigration and Labor Market Precarity in the 21st Century U.S.
    This lecture will analyze the challenges currently facing low-wage immigrant workers and recent efforts to organize them and advocate on their behalf.
  2. UMass Boston’s CLA Undergraduate Research Showcase Highlights Academically Ambitious Students
    On April 25, undergraduate students gathered in UMass Boston’s Alumni Lounge to present posters and papers.
  3. Race, Politics, and Public Opinion about Justice Reinvestment
    Assistant Professor of Sociology Kevin Wozniak is the next speaker in the Mayor's Office of Resilience & Racial Equity's Resilience and Racial Equity Speaker Series.
  4. Accelerated Master’s Program Information Lunch
    Thinking about graduate school? Stop by for complimentary lunch and learn more about UMass Boston's accelerated master's degree programs.
  5. Dissertation Defense: Lena Campagna
    Lena Campagna, who will be defending her dissertation titled "The Role of the Media in Framing the American-Indian Victim," is the first PhD candidate to defend in the Department of Sociology.
  6. Join the Graduate Programs in Sociology for a Virtual Graduate School Fair
    Ask us questions about our graduate programs in sociology Tuesday, October 4 from 10 to 3.
  7. UMass Boston Professor’s New Book Looks at ‘Outsourced Children’ of Adoption in China
    Sociology Prof Leslie Wang: Adoption of Chinese Children by Western Parents is Political, Social Issue
  8. UMass Boston Professor Studying Criminal Justice Reform with NIJ Grant
    Kevin Wozniak, an assistant professor of sociology, is testing public opinion toward justice reinvestment, which aims to redirect money from prisons to communities.
  9. UMass Boston Undergrads Publish Op-Ed in Local Newspaper
    Their position piece on discipline in schools resulted from a team-based class assignment
  10. Congratulations to Applied Sociology Graduates!
    Four students were awarded master's degrees during UMass Boston's 2016 graduate commencement ceremony.
  11. Lydia Todd is appointed as the First Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Probation Service
    Todd is an alumna of UMass Boston's Applied Sociology program and an Associate Lecturer in Sociology.
  12. Obama Haters, Trump Lovers, and the Future of Hate and Race in America Featuring Algernon Austin
    The 2008 election of Barack Obama as president led many to proclaim that America had become post-racial. But the rise of Donald Trump and Obama-haters show this is not true.
  13. Appeals Court Returns to UMass Boston, Giving Students Insight into Judicial Process
    UMass Boston criminal justice, sociology, and political science students had the opportunity to not only experience the judicial process without leaving campus, but to network with members of the court, their staff, and alumni, some of whom work for the court system.
  14. Alpha Kappa Delta Research Symposium
    UMass Boston's chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society, is hosting a research symposium on mixed methodology with Rene Carapinha of Harvard Medical School.
  15. Evolution as a General Theoretical Framework for the Human Social Sciences
    The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Strategic Initiatives invites you to this lecture with professor and author David Sloan Wilson.
  16. Study Abroad Open House: Tourism & Ecology in the Mayan Riviera
    Hear from the professors about how you can spend your winter in Mexico while earning 6 credits.
  17. Sociology Colloquium Series: David Brotherton
    Imagining Gangs: From Folk Devils, "Bad Immigrants" to Agents of Resistance
  18. Book talk by Tufts University Sociologist, Pawan Dhingra
    Hire a White Woman: Racial and Gender Presentations within Immigrant Businesses
  19. Study Abroad Open House for Caribbean Society and Culture
    Free Caribbean food. Instructor and students available to share their experiences and answer questions.
  20. 11th Social Theory Forum
    Join the Sociology Department and special guest Dr. Patricia Hill Collins for an engaging conference on the ways that race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality intersect to affect people’s lives.
  21. CANCELLED: Open House for Caribbean Society and Culture
    Study in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands this summer. Learn more about this opportunity at the Open House!
  22. Jessica Goodman, In Memoriam
    The Sociology Department and the College of Liberal Arts remember undergraduate Jessica Goodman
  23. UMass Boston Faculty Receive $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants
    Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston have received a combined $95,557 in Creative Economy Grants from UMass President Robert Caret’s office.
  24. Sociology Department Colloquium Series: Sam Binkley
    Happiness as Enterprise: An Essay on Neoliberal Life
  25. Sociology Department Colloquium Series: Jamie Fader
    Community Reentry of Inner-City Youth: The Limits of Deterrence
  26. Voter Suppression, Equal Rights, and The Promise of Democracy
    The UMass Boston team of sociologist Keith Bentele and political scientist Erin O'Brien will discuss their research, which presents evidence that many states are suppressing voters of color.
  27. UMass Boston Prof: Stereotype of “Criminal Immigrant” Doesn’t Hold Up
    Sociology professor Bianca Bersani says first-generation immigrants offend less often than average, and their children commit crimes at the same rate as peers
  28. Caribbean Studies Festival and Open House
    A day of fun, learning and appreciation of caribbean society and culture.
  29. Massachusetts Appeals Court to Return to UMass Boston Oct. 18
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court returns to the University of Massachusetts Boston on Friday, October 18 to hear criminal and civil cases.
  30. Multigenerational UMass Boston Partnership Results in a Million Dollar Grant for Span, Inc.
    The highly competitive SAMHSA grant focuses on the Boston offender needs delivery program.
  31. UMass Boston Students Go Beyond Classroom to Gain Insights on Caribbean Culture
    UMass Boston students earning college credit visited eight different Caribbean islands this summer to explore issues like militarization, health disparities, and tourism.
  32. Sociology Colloquium Series
    Featuring Jim Sidanius, Professor of Psychology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University
  33. The X Annual Social Theory Forum
    Critical Theory and the Politics of Visual Representation
  34. Cinema, Books and Us: Media Literacy in the Age of the Image
    UMass Boston's Sociology Department invites you to the 10th Annual Social Theory Forum, featuring a keynote address by Mohan Agashe, a psychiatrist and distinguished Indian film and theater actor.
  35. CLA Junior Faculty Colloquium Presents: Sociology Professor Cinzia Solari
    EXILE VS. EXODUS: GENDER, MIGRATION, AND THE “NEW” UKRAINE
  36. Chancellor Motley Announces Partnership with Teen Empowerment, City of Boston
    UMass Boston, the City of Boston, and Teen Empowerment, a Roxbury-based nonprofit that works to reduce violence among high-risk youth, will collaborate on a new Youth and Community Transformation Project.
  37. Sociology Colloquium Series featuring Mark Warren, PhD, Harvard University
    A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform
  38. Teen Empowerment at UMass Boston: A Dynamic Collaboration
    Join Professor Russell Schutt to hear about the collaborative projects and findings.
  39. Defendants, Prosecutors Get Day in Court at UMass Boston
    UMass Boston’s Healey Library was transformed into a courtroom March 5, when the Massachusetts Appeals Court held session there.
  40. UMass Boston Hosts Massachusetts Court of Appeals
    The Massachusetts Court of Appeals will hear five cases March 5 on the UMass Boston campus on topics ranging from an officer’s frisking of a defendant to a question over Miranda rights to accidental disability retirement benefits.
  41. UMass Boston Students Provide Organizational Structure to One of Boston’s Best Known Nonprofits
    Professor Stephanie Hartwell's Foundations of Applied Sociology class are conducting a year-long program evaluation of one of the city’s best known nonprofits: the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, based in Dorchester.
  42. Researcher Seeks to Harmonize Forensic Data
    Stephanie Hartwell has received a prestigious $817,000 stimulus grant from the National Institutes of Health to help fund her research.