Recent Stories

Reparations for Forced Sterilization in California

November 13, 2023

In this KQED Forum, Jennifer James, faculty affiliate of Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, speaks about California’s reparations program for forced sterilization of incarcerated people. The program, which can be listened to in full on KQED’s website, discusses survivors’ experiences, issues with receiving compensation, and what the state should be doing next.

The Black Geographic

November 9, 2023

Co-edited by ISSI Advisory Committee member Jovan Lewis, the new book The Black Geographic (Duke Press) explores the theoretical innovations of Blackness by drawing on ethnography, archival records, digital humanities, literary criticism, and art to understand how the spatial dimensions of Black life...

Legal Challenges Threaten DEI Programs

November 2, 2023

Recently, corporate diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) programs across the country have been targeted by legal adversaries that claim such programs are discriminatory. ISSI faculty affiliates Khiara M. Bridges and Catherine Fisk are quoted in the Financial Times and Bloomberg Law, respectively, defending the...