The Center for Ethnographic Research faculty affiliate is a recipient of the 2021 American Association of Geographers Diversity and Inclusion Awards. "Lewis’s efforts in research, teaching, mentorship, and service are bringing Black geographies (and Black geographers) to the forefront of the discipline, changing UC Berkeley Geography’s intellectual culture in emphasizing Black studies and Black geographies."
ISSI faculty affiliate Travis Bristol and ISSI Graduate Student in Residence Sarah Manchanda co-authored this new article in the Peabody Journal of Education on the role of an affinity group in supporting Black men in an alternative teacher credentialing program. "Findings from this study pointed to positive effects of participation in the affinity group for Black male preservice teachers. Specifically, affinity group participants communicated their needs openly with one another and facilitators, felt solidarity with one another—which allowed for collaborative problem solving—and cultivated tools for self-advocacy to meet both professional and personal goals."
ISSI graduate student in residence Kristen Nelson, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, is a recipient of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and is given in honor of the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at UC Berkeley.