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New book on Immigration Activism by Latinos

August 17, 2017

Chris Zepeda-Millán, Faculty Chair of ISSI’s Center for Research on Social Change and Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies has a new book out. Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism  (Cambridge University Press 2017) is an analysis of the civil rights demonstrations of 2006, their background and consequences.

New Project on School Discipline and Teacher Racial Bias

July 21, 2017

Jason Okonofua, Assistant Professor of Psychology and ISSI-affiliated faculty member, received a grant from the Tides Foundation and Google to “launch an online intervention for more than 100 U.S. school teachers to motivate them to check their biases against African American students before meting out punishment. His approach is the first of its kind.”

Accolades for Tianna Paschel

July 21, 2017

Tianna Paschel, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and ISSI affiliated faculty member, received three awards for her new book, Becoming Black Political Subjects: Society of the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Global Division Book Award, Gordon Hirabayashi Book Award of Human Rights Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA), and Law and Society Association (LSA) Herbert Jacob Book Award.

Read ISSI’s Summer Newsletter

July 18, 2017

Our latest newsletter provides an overview of  our recent activities and accomplishments, including a newly-remodeled Center for Latino Policy Research, awards and publications, and a new public health research project in East Africa.

Undocumented Young Adults in the Labor Market

July 4, 2017

Esher Cho, ISSI Graduate Fellow and PhD Candidate in Sociology, has a new article in RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, 3(4), 97–115. Drawing on thirty in-depth interviews with Korean- and Mexican-origin undocumented young adults in California, “Revisiting Ethnic Niches: A Comparative Analysis of the Labor Market Experiences of Asian and Latino Undocumented Young Adults” explores how the intersection of immigration status and ethnoracial background affects social and economic incorporation.

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Research Methods

June 29, 2017

This summer, 12 undergraduate and graduate students from across the US and Puerto Rico 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 Jocyl Sacramento and Josh Seim and numerous guest speakers.

CLPR Art Exhibit Featured in Mission Local

June 3, 2017

ISSI’s Center for Latino Policy Research has renovated facilities including an art gallery. This article from Mission Local discusses the inaugural exhibit of art by Juana Alicia.

Honors for Trond Petersen

June 2, 2017

ISSI faculty member in residence Trond Petersen was honored with the Berkeley Faculty Service Award. He was recognized for his service in international education, including founding the Peder Sather Center. ISSI provides office space for visiting scholars affiliated with the Peder Sather Center. Professor Petersen was also recently knighted by the Norwegian government.

Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond

June 1, 2017

In March 2017, Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke at an event sponsored by ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. Speaking to a packed audience of students, staff, faculty, and community members, Congresswoman Lee shared her determination to ensure everyone has access to affordable and high-quality healthcare. The video is now available at this link.  The event was covered by the Daily Californian newspaper (click here) and by the Berkeleyan (click here).

The Deep Story of Trump’s America

May 21, 2017

The San Francisco Chronicle featured ISSI affiliated faculty member Arlie Hochschild’s new book, “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right.” The book is based on five years of research in right-wing rural Louisiana, where she found that residents feel betrayed by the country’s elites.


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