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Upcoming Events

February 23, 2018
Paul Ortiz
2 - 4 p.m.
Multicultural Community Center,
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

February 27, 2018
Melike Köse
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Duster Conference Room,
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

February 28, 2018
Monisha Das Gupta
12 - 1:30 p.m.
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

Institute News

Call for Applications: 2018-19 Graduate Fellows Program

ISSI is currently seeking applications for the 2018-19 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 April 2. Read more about the program and download an application here.

Kenly Brown on mentoring students of color

Kenly Brown, ISSI Graduate Student resident and PhD candidate in African American Studies, shares her passion for mentoring students of color in a Black History Month podcast series featuring different African American leaders on campus. Read the transcript or listen to the podcast here.

New Resource for Scholars - Rare audio and video recordings of John Birch Society

ISSI’s Center for Right-Wing Studies recently added a collection of rare audio and video recordings to its archival holdings. Transferred from their original format to CDs and DVDs, the collection includes recordings of workshops, lectures, films, spot ads, and other educational materials used by the John Birch Society in the 1960s and early 70s to recruit new members and promote right-wing causes. Dr. Christine Trost, CRWS Program Director, and Kelly Jones, UCB undergraduate research assistant, developed a detailed finding aid for scholars to use to search the collection. Read more about the collection and download its finding aid here.

Featured Books

Edited by Jason Corburn and Lee Riley (University Press, 2016)

by Chris Zepeda-Millán (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Edited by Joan R. Dassin, Robin R. Marsh, Matt Mawer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

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