- Professor Bianca Bersani is Interviewed by The Week on Immigration and Crime
She offers insight as to how immigrants make America's crime rate plunge
- Professor Russell Schutt Publishes a New Book
Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society is now available from Harvard University Press.
- The Sociology Department Celebrates the Publication of New Books
Five faculty members have authored books on a variety of sociological topics.
- Eight Sociology Faculty Members are Awarded Internal Research Grants
The funded projects investigate topics including criminology, immigration, public policy, race, mental health, and more.
- 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!
- UMass Boston Alumna Sings at Governor Charlie Baker’s Inauguration
Mishella Etienne performed the national anthem at Governor Charlie Baker's inauguration ceremony.
- 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.
- 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.