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New Article on Political Belief Systems

April 20, 2017

Andrei Boutyline, ISSI graduate student in residence and PhD Candidate in Sociology, and Stephen Vaisey, Duke University, have a new article, "Belief Network Analysis: A Relational Approach to Understanding the Structure of Attitudes," in the American Journal of Sociology. The article develops a novel correlation network-based method for examining the structure of beliefs.

Oral History of East Bay Regional Park District

April 20, 2017

Laura McCreery, Oral History Project Director at ISSI, will continue her local government research in 2017 under a new contract with the East Bay Regional Park District, a state-sanctioned "special district" serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. She will conduct oral histories on aspects of public safety, fire protection, and operations for the 65 parks and 1,250 miles of trails that serve a diverse and active East Bay public. The new projects will expand a long-running series of archival oral histories conducted with the agency's elected board members and administrators, all available to students, scholars, and the public via The Bancroft Library under the catalog title "East Bay Regional Park District oral history series."

 

Global Social Movements: Left and Right

April 20, 2017

University of California, Berkeley

June 14-16, 2017

Global Studies Association

Featured Keynote Speakers: Carl Boggs, Grace Chang, Eve Darian-Smith, Barbara Epstein, George Katsiaficas, Doug Kellner, Philip McCarty, Carlos Munoz, Ruth Needleman

Sponsored by the Global Studies Association of North America; UC Berkeley Co-sponsors: Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Research on Social Change

For more Information: http://www.net4dem.org/mayglobal

Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

January 30, 2017

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.

Eyak Lake, Alaska: GPR Survey and Landscape Protection Plan

January 15, 2017

Jen Smith, a Graduate Fellow at ISSI’s Joseph A. Myers Center for  Research on Native American Issues, is one of the co-authors of this report on the Eyak Lake, Alaska, Landscape Protection Plan. Jen is also one of the coordinators of the project to document and protect the sacred place.

Videos and Photos Now Available from "Structural Competency: New Responses To Inequity And Discrimination In Health And Welfare"

January 11, 2017

In November of 2016, BCSM sponsored a conference on structural competency which drew standing room only crowds. This conference, the first focused on structural competency in the contexts of public health and social welfare, brought together national experts and local community organizations to imagine paths toward a more equal and healthy future.The photos from the conference are now available to view here. The conference was video-recorded, and the videos of the four sessions are available to view here.

 

New Research on the New Right

January 1, 2017

Alex DiBranco, Visiting Student Researcher at ISSI’s Center for Right-Wing Studies, received a Yale FLAGS (Fund for Lesbian and Gay Studies) grant for archival research on New Right foundations and their strategic grant making decisions.

Interim Solutions to Homelessness

January 1, 2017

Christopher Herring, ISSI graduate student in residence and PhD Candidate in Sociology, has had his research on homeless tent cities featured in a series of public and policy forums. In San Francisco he co-organized and presented a three-night symposium (now available as podcasts) on interim solutions to homelessness featuring academics, policy makers, community organizers, and homeless residents at the Storefront Lab.

New Grant for ISSI Faculty Member Seth Holmes

January 1, 2017

The Open Society Foundations awarded a large research grant to Seth Holmes for his new project, "Social Medicine Case Series: Bringing Structural Frameworks to Global Public Health and Health Care." Holmes, Co-Chair of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine and Associate Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology, and co-PI Scott Stonington, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will commission and edit a series of case studies to communicate the macro structures affecting the health and well-being of patients in ways that will influence the programs, projects, and care provided by global health professionals. Each article will be co-authored by a clinician who will describe aspects of a clinical case and by a social medicine scholar who will analyze the case to bring out social structural insights vital to the understanding and practice of health care.

UC Women’s Initiative for Professional Development

January 1, 2017

Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor of Public Health and ISSI faculty affiliate, received a fellowship to participate in UC Women's Initiative for Professional Development.

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