Upcoming Events

March 10, 2020
Alford Young, Jr.
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

March 11, 2020
Carole Joffe, PhD , Jill E. Adams, JD
4 - 5:30 p.m.
The Law Building

March 17, 2020
Clint Carroll
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

Institute News

Graduate Fellows around a table

Call for Applications: 2020-21 Graduate Fellows Program

ISSI is currently seeking applications for the 2020-21 Graduate Fellows Program. UC Berkeley doctoral students who have completed at least three years of graduate studies are eligible to apply. We are looking for students who are interested in substantive issues related to contemporary processes of social change in U.S. cities and/or those whose research promotes the well-being of Native communities. Applications due March 30. Read more about the program and download an application here.

Summer Workshops in Ethnography

CER hosts two different workshops this summer. The Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods provides mentorship and hands-on research experience for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates. This six-week workshop from June 15-July 24, 2020 provides students with intense methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative research. The Intensive Ethnography Workshop is designed for advanced graduate students, faculty, and professionals. This weeklong workshop from August 2-7, 2020 provides mentorship and advanced training in designing and executing a project using participant observation. 


Racial and Political Attitudes in California

Professors Cristina Mora and Tianna Paschel, CRSC affiliated faculty members, have received a second year of funding from the Russell Sage Foundation for their project, California Color Lines: Racial and Political Attitudes in the Age of Precariousness. This mixed method study was originally funded with an ISSI seed grant.  The project leverages the political and geographic diversity of California to analyze how Californians make sense of race and class in the present context of increasing economic precariousness and political polarization. Using survey data and interviews with Californians from different regions, Mora and Paschel also investigate how place shapes the economic and political experiences of belonging and exclusion.

Featured Books

By David Kirp (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Edited by Michael Omi, Dana Y. Nakano, and Jeffrey T. Yamashita (Temple University Press, 2019)

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
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