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October 23, 2020
Clifford Trafzer (Wyandot) , Valentin Lopez (Amah Mutsun) , Jennifer Sowerwine , Beth Rose Middleton , Margaret Nash
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October 27, 2020
Emine Fidan Elcioglu
12:30 - 2 p.m.
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Institute News

Through a Deficit Lens

In her Inside Higher Ed essay, "Through a Deficit Lens," ISSI Grad Student in Residence Sarah Manchanda critques the roles race and gender can play in reinforcing institutional othering of disability.

Channing Street view of Anna Head Building


Due to budget cuts and the dilapidated condition of our building, the Vice Chancellor for Research Office has decided to close ISSI in June of 2021. Some of our affiliates are fighting the closure and have developed this website to showcase the value of the Institute and the widespread support for it. Please help save ISSI:

  • Sign the petition on the website (there's a form to do so).
  • Amplify our message on social media. There's a pinned tweet on the ISSI Twitter page which you can like, share, retweet. And likewise on Facebook. If you prefer to put it in your own words, that's much appreciated too! Please use the hashtag #SaveISSI

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story about the closure and the fight to save ISSI.

Latinx Voters and the 2020 Election

ISSI Faculty Affiliate Ian Haney López co-authored this opinion essay in The New York Times. López asserts that presidential candidate Joe Biden can rally the Latinx vote by building a common cause of a better future for all. "There’s a winning message Mr. Biden and his party can deliver that resonates with most Hispanics no matter how they conceptualize the group’s racial identity." Professor Haney López gave a talk on a related topic at ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change last year; it can be found in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLBo1-9IcOc

Featured Books

Lawrence Rosenthal (The New Press, 2020)

Scammers Yard Book Cover

Jovan Scott Lewis (University of Minnesota Press 2020)

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