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Upcoming Events

March 1, 2017
Kelsy Burke
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

March 1, 2017
Kelsy Burke
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

March 7, 2017
Anjuli Verma
4 - 5:30 p.m.
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

Institute News

Myers Center Mini-grants - Call for Proposals


The Myers Center invites UC Berkeley undergraduates and graduate students, who are conducting individual research projects on issues affecting Native American communities in the U.S. today, to apply for mini-grants. Proposals that support undergraduate thesis or graduate dissertation research are strongly encourages. Undergraduates may apply for grants up to $500. Graduate students may apply for grants up to $1000.  Read more about the Myers Center Mini-grant Program and download an application here. Applications are due on Monday, March 13 by 4pm.


Native American Museum Studies Institute (June 13-16)


ISSI’s Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues is now accepting applications from tribal museum professionals for its annual Native American Museum Studies Institute (NAMSI). Sponsored in collaboration with the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and supported with generous funding from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, NAMSI helps to develop the capacity of tribal community members to conserve and revitalize tribal cultural heritage, foster tribal representations and partnerships, and educate tribal and non-tribal communities through museum development exhibits. This year, NAMSI will be held from June 13-16 at UC Berkeley.  Read more about the Institute's goals and workshops, and download an application.


Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative


Three of ISSI’s centers, Center for Latino Policy Research, Center for Research on Social Change, and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, are among the founding partners of this new initiative to investigate human mobility, immigrants’ integration and the ways migration transforms societies around the world. The initiative seeks to bring together UC Berkeley faculty and students researching migration and leverage these connections for further innovation.


Featured Books

Tell Me Why My Children Died

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

by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski (University of California Press, 2016)

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