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ISSI is hiring an Office Manager

This position provides administrative services to a large, complex research institute with 6 constituent research centers. The incumbent will be involved in managing the daily operations of the institute, which has 70 resident faculty and staff. The incumbent will also provide assistance in the areas of budget and financial management, proposal preparation and reporting, Human Resources and records management, procurement, travel and entertainment reimbursements, and maintenance and building coordination. 

This is a full-time, career position. Job listing #1615. The salary range is $60-75K. The first review date for applications is September 24.

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ATLAS.ti Training [PC Version]

November 16-17, 2019 (rescheduled - note new dates!)

This workshop will provide both a conceptual background and practical experience in computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) using ATLAS.ti. After instruction in the fundamental aspects of CAQDA, the course turns to the logic of the ATLAS.ti program, and how it functions as a tool for CAQDA.

By the end of the course, participants will have all the conceptual and practical tools necessary to employ ATLAS.ti in their current or future projects involving qualitative data.

The workshop will be limited to 12 participants so that everyone receives individual attention. Sliding scale: $400-700. Register by October 16 to save $50. Hosted by the Center for Ethnographic Research. Learn more and register here.

Latinx Migrant Farmworker Well-being

Bienestar—the well-being of Latinx farmworkers in a time of change” is a symposium/special issue in the journal Agriculture and Human Values, edited by Lisa Meierotto, Teresa Mares and Seth Holmes, Chair of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. The editors co-authored the introduction to the special issue. Professor Holmes also has an article in the special issue: “Migrant farmworker injury: temporality, statistical representation, eventfulness.” 

Structural Competency Training for Health Professionals

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine is proud to support the Structural Competency Working Group, which has shared their work in “The Structural Competency Working Group: Lessons from Iterative, Interdisciplinary Development of a Structural Competency Training Module.” The chapter, authored by group members  Joshua Neff, Seth M. Holmes, Shirley Strong, Gregory Chin, Jorge De Avila, Sam Dubal, Laura G. Duncan, Jodi Halpern, Michael Harvey, Kelly Ray Knight, Elaine Lemay, Brett Lewis, Jenifer Matthews, Nick Nelson, Shannon Satterwhite, Ariana Thompson-Lastad, and Lily Walkover is in the new volume Structural Competency in Mental Health and Medicine, edited by Helena Hansen and Jonathan Metzl.

Labor, Health, Racialization, and Immigration in Comparative Perspective

ISSI hosted four visiting scholars from Norway as part of the project, “Transnational Migration and Inequality: Implications for Health and Health Services.” The project is led by Seth Holmes, Co-Chair of the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Heidi E. Fjeld, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Johan Fredrik Rye, Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and funded by the Peder Sather Center, UCB. In May, ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine hosted a three-day workshop focused on im/migration in the USA and Norway. Scholars discussed comparative hierarchies of deservingness, labor, racialization, unions, access to health institutions, among other concerns being faced by immigrant communities. Pictured above are those who visited Swanton Berry Farm to speak with a United Farm Workers (UFW) union organizer and farmworkers.

Ford Foundation Recognizes Travis Bristol

Travis J. Bristol, ISSI affiliated faculty member and Assistant Professor of Education received a 2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Professor Bristol gave a talk at ISSI last year on “Moving Beyond Recruitment: Supporting and Retaining Black Male Teachers.”

Two Graduate Fellows with list of donors

Over $21K for Graduate Fellows Program

During the month of April, ISSI's Graduate Fellows Program raised over $21,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. The donors included many alums as well as other supporters who wanted to contribute to student stipends for our social change scholars who do first-rate, relevant and impactful research on the most important issues in the U.S. today: immigration, education, gentrification, health, and more. Still want to donate? You can do that here.

America’s Dirty War on Immigrant Children

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Professor Emerita and affiliated faculty member of ISSI’s Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, has co-authored an essay with Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco in the Los Angeles Review of Books. In the essay, they argue that “Our history is riddled with hidden tortures and violent separations of families... Today’s torture is the separation of children from parents.”

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