Upcoming Events

April 14, 2020
John Jennings
4 - 5:30 p.m.

April 16, 2020
Corey M. Abramson , Neil Gong
4 - 5:30 p.m.
117, Academic Innovation Studio,
Dwinelle Hall

Institute News

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. This workshop will be done either in-person or virtually, depending on the public health guidelines. 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. 


In a De-funded Health System, Doctors and Nurses Suffer Near-Impossible Conditions

Seth Holmes' March 29, 2020 article in Salon shares the experiences of many doctors and nurses trying to care for their patients despite critical shortages. Holmes and co-author Liza Buchbinder show that when our leaders de-fund the health system that protects us all, millions of doctors, nurses, patients, and families are put at risk. Holmes is Co-Chair of ISSI's Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Russell Sage Foundation-Gates Foundation Pipeline Grants Awarded to Tolani Britton and Tina Sacks

Center for Research on Social Change (CRSC)-affiliated faculty Tolani Britton and CRSC Faculty Chair Tina Sacks are among the eighteen scholars to receive awards in the Pipeline Grants Competition sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF), in partnership with the Economic Mobility and Opportunity program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Read about their projects, on high school counselors and health disparities, respectively, here.

Featured Books

Cover of Empire of Resentment: Populism’s Toxic Embrace of Nationalism

Lawrence Rosenthal (The New Press, 2020)

By David Kirp (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
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