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Upcoming Events

March 19, 2019
Jamila Michener
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

April 2, 2019
Dawn Marie Dow , Tina Sacks , Amani Allen
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Toll Room,
Alumni House

April 11, 2019
Martina Avanza
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Wildavsky Conference Room,
2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

Institute News

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – July 8 - August 16, 2019

ISSI’s Center for Ethnographic Research  workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. Students will receive six weeks of intensive methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative research. Scholarships are available for students studying Native American issues and for UCB Sociology students. Learn more and apply here.

Prioritizing Pedestrian Safety

Stacy Torres, ISSI-affiliated faculty and UCSF Assistant Professor of Sociology, argues for the necessity of prioritizing pedestrian safety and calls attention to walkability as a crucial component of aging in place for elders and people of all ages in her latest San Francisco Chronicle op-ed.

Graduate Fellows around a table

Call for Applications: 2019-20 Graduate Fellows Program

ISSI is currently seeking applications for the 2019-20 Graduate Fellows Program. UC Berkeley doctoral students who have completed at least three years of graduate studies are eligible to apply. We are looking for students who are interested in substantive issues related to contemporary processes of social change in U.S. cities and/or those whose research promotes the well-being of Native communities. Applications due April 1. Read more about the program and download an application here.

Featured Books

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

edited by Lynn S. Chancer, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, and Christine Trost (Eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2018)

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