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ATLAS.ti Training [PC Version]

July 15, 2019

September 14-15, 2019

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 15 participants so that everyone receives individual attention. Sliding scale: $400-700. Register by August 7 to save $50. Hosted by the Center for Ethnographic Research. Learn more and register here.

Ford Foundation Recognizes Travis Bristol

June 25, 2019

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.”

Labor, Health, Racialization, and Immigration in Comparative Perspective

June 25, 2019

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.

Two Graduate Fellows with list of donors

Over $21K for Graduate Fellows Program

May 14, 2019

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

April 9, 2019

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.”

Please give today to support the social change scholars of tomorrow

March 1, 2019

ISSI’s Graduate Fellows Program is one of the UCB crowdfunding projects for the month of April. We’re very excited to bring recognition to the program and much-needed funding for stipends for our Fellows engaged in research on social inequality and social change in the United States. Please give today and share the site widely; with your support, the ’19-20 Fellows can complete their dissertations, share their knowledge with the world, and contribute to making change.

Congratulations to the KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize honorees

March 1, 2019

Gabriel Santamaria, UCB senior, double major in Public Health and Molecular and Cell Biology, and co-founder of San Francisco Youth Coalition, was awarded the 2019 KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize for his work to address issues such as violence prevention, leadership development, cultural affirmation and civic engagement, while increasing access to higher education. His fellow undergraduates Alejandra Herrera and Nolan Pokpongkiat received second and third place, respectively, for their work to increase opportunities for children and youth. The prizes will be presented at a ceremony later this spring. More information about the honorees is available here.

Prioritizing Pedestrian Safety

February 21, 2019

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

February 21, 2019

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.

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

February 15, 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.


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