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September 13, 2016
Kris D. Gutiérrez
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)


September 20, 2016
Karen Trapenberg Frick
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)


September 21, 2016
Steve Viscelli
4 - 5:30 p.m.
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)


Institute News


Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods


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.



Getting To The Heart Of Sufferation


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.



California Violent Crimes Jump 10 Percent in 2015--Should We Be Worried?


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."



Featured Books

by Kelly Ray Knight (Duke University Press, 2015)

Edited by Javier Auyero, Philippe Bourgois, and Nancy Scheper-Hughes (Oxford University Press, 2015)

Tell Me Why My Children Died

by Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, ISSI affiliated faculty members (Duke University Press, 2016)

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