- Professor Lakshmi Srinivas Interviewed for BBC Radio
Her comments were included in the "Dubbing Movies" episode of "The Why Factor."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Two Sociology Students Awarded Doctoral Dissertation Research Grants
Kate Phelps and Jay Byron have received $6,996 to support their original research projects.
- UMass Boston Undergrads Publish Op-Ed in Local Newspaper
Their position piece on discipline in schools resulted from a team-based class assignment
- Congratulations to Applied Sociology Graduates!
Four students were awarded master's degrees during UMass Boston's 2016 graduate commencement ceremony.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sociology Colloquium Series: David Brotherton
Imagining Gangs: From Folk Devils, "Bad Immigrants" to Agents of Resistance
- Book talk by Tufts University Sociologist, Pawan Dhingra
Hire a White Woman: Racial and Gender Presentations within Immigrant Businesses
- Study Abroad Open House for Caribbean Society and Culture
Free Caribbean food. Instructor and students available to share their experiences and answer questions.
- 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.
- 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!
- Jessica Goodman, In Memoriam
The Sociology Department and the College of Liberal Arts remember undergraduate Jessica Goodman
- 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.
- Sociology Department Colloquium Series: Sam Binkley
Happiness as Enterprise: An Essay on Neoliberal Life
- Sociology Department Colloquium Series: Jamie Fader
Community Reentry of Inner-City Youth: The Limits of Deterrence
- 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.
- 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
- Caribbean Studies Festival and Open House
A day of fun, learning and appreciation of caribbean society and culture.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sociology Colloquium Series
Featuring Jim Sidanius, Professor of Psychology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University
- The X Annual Social Theory Forum
Critical Theory and the Politics of Visual Representation
- 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.
- CLA Junior Faculty Colloquium Presents: Sociology Professor Cinzia Solari
EXILE VS. EXODUS: GENDER, MIGRATION, AND THE “NEW” UKRAINE
- 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.
- Sociology Colloquium Series featuring Mark Warren, PhD, Harvard University
A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform
- Teen Empowerment at UMass Boston: A Dynamic Collaboration
Join Professor Russell Schutt to hear about the collaborative projects and findings.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.