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Institute News

Medicalizing Risk: How experts and consumers manage uncertainty in genetic health testing

Meghna Mukherjee and Skyler Wang, graduate student affiliates of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, are two of the co-authors of this new article in PLOS ONE. Here, they examine how experts and patient-consumers turn to different resources accessible to them to gain clarity on knowledge gaps that can help them manage their genetic risk states.

Asian American Histories of the United States

In an episode of "The Takeaway" podcast, Catherine Ceniza Choy discusses her new book, Asian American Histories of the United States, which highlights the experiences of violence, erasure, and resistance of Asian Americans in the US. Professor Choy is a faculty affiliate of ISSI's Asian American Research Center.

Neighborhood Institutions and Well-being: Youth Perspectives

A new working paper by ISSI Graduate Fellow Brenda Mathias, PhD Candidate in Social Welfare is out now. Mathias recognized that investigations into the relationship between young people and local neightborhood institutions typically relied on adult perspectives. Mathias conducted interviews with young people from East Oakland to hear directly about their experiences with neighborhood institutions, including schools, youth-serving organizations, and churches.

Featured Books

Catherine Ceniza Choy (Beacon Press, 2022)

Jetta Grace Martin, Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin Jr. (Chronicle Books, 2022)

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