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Award for ISSI Faculty Member Charles Briggs

January 1, 2017

Charles Briggs, Co-Chair of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine and Professor of Anthropology, was awarded the Graduate Student Mentor Award from Medical Anthropology Students Association, Society for Medical Anthropology.

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.

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.

Juvenile Justice Policy in the Trump Administration

December 16, 2016

Barry Krisberg, ISSI Visiting Scholar, was interviewed by the youth policy website Youth Today. He shared his insights on likely juvenile justice policy and practices under the Trump administration.

The “Alt-Right” and the 2016 Presidential Election

December 16, 2016

In an article published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies, provided analysis of the role played by the self-described "alt-right" in the 2016 Presidential election.

Safe Space at CLPR

December 9, 2016

The Center for Latino Policy Research is offering a new safe space for our undocumented students. The Marco Antonio Firebaugh Library is open from 11-3 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 2547 Channing Way.

Stress, Racism, and Newborn Health

December 8, 2016

Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor of Public Health and ISSI faculty affiliate, was interviewed by the news site Richmond Confidential about her research on chronic stress and racism. They featured her work in an in-depth article on racism and newborn health.

Seth Holmes Receives National Anthropology Book Award

November 14, 2016

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

November 11, 2016

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

November 10, 2016

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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