Celebrating Troy Duster - Conference Video Now Available
On Friday, August 15, ISSI along with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology, Berkeley Law School's Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, the Center for Genetics and Society, and Berkeley Law School's Center for the Study of Law and Society co-sponsored a conference celebrating the life and work of Troy Duster - his scholarship, public engagement, and commitment to social justice. Professor Duster is a UC Berkeley Chancellor's Professor and Founding Director of ISSC (now ISSI). This event featured talks and reflections from many of Troy's colleagues as they discuss his scholarly influence, contributions, and the significance of his work for current and future challenges. Video of the conference may now be viewed here. UC News coverage of the event is available here. A complete agenda and more information about the conference may be viewed here.
ISSI Welcomes Program Assistant Yuri Hobart
ISSI is pleased to welcome Yuri Hobart, our new Program Assistant. Yuri is a graduate of UCLA, where she received her B.A. in Communication Studies. Upon graduation she joined AmeriCorps and moved to the Bay Area to work for the literacy non-profit Reading Partners. Before assuming her position at ISSI she worked as a Faculty Assistant at Haas School of Business. Yuri will assist with planning events and programs sponsored by ISSI and its constituent Centers. She will also assist with building the content of our websites and developing new ways to share news about the work of ISSI and its affiliated scholars with the Berkeley campus and beyond. Welcome Yuri!
10/28/2014 Protestant Techniques of Caring for the Self 4 - 5:30 p.m. (On Campus) 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
10/30/2014 Archaeo-Legal Landscapes of Identity: Defining 'Indian' in a Post NAGPRA World 4 - 5:30 p.m. (On Campus) Boalt Hall, School of Law
11/6/2014 Homosexual Mutants! Biases in the Neurobiological Study of Sexual Orientation 12 - 1 p.m. (On Campus) 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
Protestant Techniques of Caring for the Self
Ian Whitmarsh, Associate Professor at UCSF School of Medicine, draws on recent rethinking of "the secular" to examine ties between Presbyterianism and biomedical practices in Trinidad. Learn more here.
Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI, 2538 Channing Way