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November 15, 2018
Nicole Myers-Lim, J.D.
4 - 5:30 p.m.
117, Academic Innovation Studio,
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November 15, 2018
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Barrows Hall

November 28, 2018
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Wurster Hall

Institute News

“Caring for ‘Super‐utilizers’: Neoliberal Social Assistance in the Safety‐net”

In their new article in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Mark Fleming and Janet Shim (and their co-authors) present their ethnographic research on health care providers in safety‐net settings and how they navigate and deploy expansions of care and social assistance for vulnerable people, particularly those who receive repeated, high‐cost medical interventions yet at the same time lack the basic resources for survival, including housing, food, and psychosocial support. Fleming and Shim are affiliated with ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine.

2019 FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize

Nominations due January 7, 2019

ISSI is now accepting nominations for the FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize. The award of $2,500 honors an outstanding young social change activist/scholar in California whose work transforms the existing social landscape and serves as a bridge between the academy and the community. The Prize uses a nomination system, where someone other than the nominee identifies the nominee, their contributions, and the kinds of expertise they bring to understanding how change works. Nominations are due by 5pm on Jan. 7, 2019. Read more here.

Mini-grants for Right-Wing Studies

The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies invites UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students to apply for small grants to assist with the development of student research projects on issues related to right-wing movements in the U.S. or other regions of the world. Applications are due on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4pm. Application and more details are available here.


Featured Books

by Tereza Kuldova and Martin Sanchez-Jankowski (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

by Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017)

by Steven Small (Amrit Publishers, 2017)

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