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MAY 2020 Comprehensive Exam

InfoPost for the May exam has been posted and will be updated regularly.  Please see here for RSVP, information, as well as recordings from the Zoom info sessions.


The Sociocultural Theory Reading Group will begin meeting this semester and will do so through Zoom. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Dr. Urbanski at and she will add you to the email list.

SUMMER & FALL Advising & Course Registration

Please see the InfoPost for information about the Summer and Fall 2020 course advising and registration.  The advising period will be from 3/17 through 4/17.  Please make sure to speak to your advisor during this period.  Summer courses fill up quickly, so if you've got summer in your sights, make sure to do advising early :-)


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Patriotism and Protest | NEASA 2020 Annual Conference | June 6, 2020Deadline for Submission: March 1, 2020Contact: NEASAcouncil@gmail.comCall For PapersPatriotism and ProtestNew England American Studies Association Annual ConferenceJune 6, 2020Lesley University, Cambridge, MAThe New England American Studies Association (NEASA) invites proposals for its 2020 conference on the theme of “Patriotism and Protest.” How have protest, dissent, and unrest shaped movements in American history and culture? What have been the defining features of American patriotic beliefs and attitudes? How have artists, workers, and organizations sought to commend and critique major US institutions through the production of material objects and texts? Topics addressed may include, but are not limited to:- Revolution- Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Voting Rights- Labor Unions and Strikes- Public Marches and Occupations- Climate Change Protests- The Future of American Patriotism and Protest- Hashtag Activism and…See More
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May 2020 Comprehensive Exam Information

Keep an eye on this post - additional info will be posted as it becomes available!~AK------------------Updates will be posted here------------------Hello everyone!This InfoPost will provide you with information about the May 2020 comprehensive exam. Please refer back to this post for more info over the next couple of months for updates (above).The Comprehensive Exam is scheduled to open Thursday, May 14, 2000If you intend on taking the exam please RSVP by using this form: RSVP for May ExamThe deadline to RSVP is March 15, 2020.If you have questions relating to the comprehensive exam that are not covered in this post, please post them as a comment at the bottom of this post.This InfoPost has two sections. One section for the new format,…See More


The Book Club

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This is a book group hosted by the UMass Boston Applied Linguistics department. While the group h...

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