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October 20, 2021
Cenk Akdoganbulut, History, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland , Laura Arranz, Political Science and Administration, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain , Kyle Byron, Religion, University of Toronto, Canada ...
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October 20, 2021
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October 27, 2021
Jovan Scott Lewis
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Institute News

New Leadership Role for Khatharya Um

Khatharya Um, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Asian American Research Center, has recently been appointed Associate Dean in the Social Sciences Division at Berkeley. Accounting for 20 percent of the faculty, 25 percent of student enrollments, and 15 departments and programs, each among the most distinguished in the nation, the Social Sciences Division is the largest division within the university.

New Research on Latinx Aging in Place

In this new article in The Gerontologist, ISSI affiliated graduate student Melanie Plasencia examines how cultural characteristics help shape perceptions of "age-friendly" environments among Latinx older adults. Based on ethnographic research, Plasencia finds that Latinx older adults use the term Tranquilo Ambiente to describe an environment where they feel connected and safe. Her findings show that both structural and cultural environmental factors influence older Latinxs understandings of age-friendly communities

How Right-Wing Populism Fuels the Empire of Resentment

On the podcast "Democracy Nerd," Larry Rosenthal, Chair of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies, discusses the history of right-wing populism in American politics and his book, Empire of Resentment: Populism's Toxic Embrace of Nationalism.

Featured Books


Jennifer L. Johnson (University of Texas Press, 2021)

John Aubrey Douglass (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021)

Charles Briggs (Utah State University Press, 2021)

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