UMass Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Science Perspectives on Resistance Series

The College of Social and Behavioral Science has announced the spring lineup for the Social Science Matters speakers series, entitled "Perspective on Resistance". Speakers for each event were selected by the departments within the College and highlight the cross-disciplinary connections and contributions of the social sciences disciplines.

Events in the series:

Rethinking World Political Economy, March 3
Panel: Mary Louise Pratt presiding, presenters include Kenneth Pomeranz of the University of Chicago, Pinar Bilgin of Bilkent University, and Siba Grovogui of Cornell

Fighting for Democracy in the Digital Age, March 8
Panel: Candace Clement is Internet Campaign Director, Free Press; Brandi Collins is Media Justice Director for ColorofChange; and Ethan Zuckerman is Director, MIT Center for Civic Media

Resisting Police, March 24
Paul Amar, Associate Professor in the Global Studies Department at the University of California Santa Barbara

Statistics and Protest as Weapons, March 30
Pamela Oliver, Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin

Resistance in the Discipline of Economics, April 5
Panel: Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University; Nancy Folbre, Professor Emeritus of Economics at UMass; David Kotz, Professor of Economics at UMass

Emergent Framework in Africa and the World, April 6
Sawyer scholars of China, the Ottoman Empire, Africa, and International Relations

The Social Life of DNA, April 13
Alondra Nelson, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University

For more information: Perspectives on Resistance