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Institute News

Seth Holmes Receives National Anthropology Book Award

Seth Holmes, Co-Chair of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine and Associate Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology, is this year’s recipient of the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology for his book Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farm Workers in the United States. The Prize, awarded by the American Anthropological Association, acclaims his book as a “trenchant ethnography that offers new possibilities for an engaged, empathic anthropology.”

Reflections on Veterans Day after Trump’s Victory

Margo Mahan is a PhD candidate in sociology and ISSI-affiliated graduate student; she reflects on being a veteran and love of country in this blog post:  “I am realizing this Veterans Day that when I swore an oath to support and defend this nation, I joined a long and distinguished tradition of black, Latino, lesbian, gay, Asian American, indigenous, Arab American, Muslim, and white ally veterans, who have fought, bled, and died for a country that has remained committed to white supremacy and bigotry.”

Health Justice Activist Awarded 2016 Yamashita Prize

Aileen Suzara was awarded the  2016 FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize at an ISSI ceremony last week. Aileen works to promote food justice and youth leadership, especially in the Filipino American community. Berkeley News published an article about the event which featured remarks by Don Tamaki, Rosalie Z. Fanshel, Mari Rose Taruc, and Lauret Savoy.

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