This summer, 14 undergraduate and graduate students from the US, the UK, and Turkey participated a six-week workshop hosted by ISSI’s Center for Ethnographic Research. They received mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods from Ben Shestakofsky and Phillip Fucella and numerous guest speakers.
ISSI affiliated faculty member Jovan Scott Lewis was profiled in an article in the Gleaner, Jamaica’s national newspaper. Lewis, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Geography, describes the "diasporic sensibility of contrast and similarity” and his path to pursuing a doctorate in anthropology.
While crime rates remain below their 2010 levels, they did increase in 2015. In this article about the jump, ISSI Visiting Scholar Barry Krisberg is quoted as he points out that one year of increase does necessarily mean the overall decline has ended: "Year-to-year changes always have to be taken with a grain of salt."