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Founding Chicana/o Studies

A new oral history project documenting the founding of Chicano/a Studies includes oral histories of three of our community members: David Montejano, a long-time faculty affiliate who served as chair of two ISSI centers: Center for Latino Policy Research (now Latinx Research Center) and Center for Research on Social Change, as well as Tomás Almaguer and Patricia Zavella, two of our distinguished alumni.

Free UC Tuition for All California Native American Students

The University of California announced the Native American Opportunity Plan which covers tuition and fees for California students from federally-recognized tribes. In announcing the plan, President Drake acknowledged the historical wrongs endured by Native Americans, though not the ways in which UC has benefitted as a result of those wrongs. Free tuition for California Native Americans was one of the recommendations in the report "The University of California Land Grab: A Legacy of Profit from Indigenous Land," co-authored by UCB Native American Student Development and ISSI's Myers Center. The new UC plan is a big step in that direction but leaves out the many California Native Americans who are not from federally-recognized tribes. Fortunately, the Federated Indians of Graton Ranchería have created a scholarship fund to cover tuition and fees for these students.

ATLAS.ti Training [Mac Version 22, Online]

July 25-27, 2022 - Virtual Workshop

This workshop will provide both a conceptual background and practical experience in computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDA) using ATLAS.ti for Mac. 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.

Space is limited to 15 participants so everyone can receive individual attention. Sliding scale: $400-700. Register by June 15 to save $50. Hosted by the Center for Ethnographic Research. Learn more and register here.  

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods

Virtual Workshop: July 5th - August 11th, 2022

This workshop, hosted by ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, 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. A scholarship is available for one UC Berkeley student studying race and gender. Learn more and apply here.

How 'Replacement Theory' Became Prominent in Mainstream US Politics

Larry Rosenthal, Chair of ISSI's Center for Right-Wing Studies, explained Great Replacement Theory on ABC News in the wake of the tragic shooting in Buffalo. "The magnitude of how much replacement theory has infiltrated [the] spectrum of the right in this country is something we haven't seen before," according to Rosenthal, though he explains that it is not a new ideology. It was prevalent in the U.S. in the 1920's on the far right and has persisted since then, becoming more mainstream in recent years.

New Book on Artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

Laura Pérez, Chair of ISSI's Latinx Research Center, co-edited the new book, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Art, Weaving, Vision. The book analyzes Consuelo Jimenez Underwood's artwork, which engages with contemporary, real-world issues.

College or Bust... or Both

A new article by Tolani Britton, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, analyzes the impact of the Great Recession on college enrollment rates for Black and Latinx students. The article, published in the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, shows that the probability of college enrollment increased after the onset of the Great Recession for Black students and that there is some weak evidence that enrollment might have increased for Latinx students as well.

New Book: Border Hacker: A Tale of Treachery, Trafficking, and Two Friends on the Run

Border Hacker is by Levi Vonk, a graduate student affiliate of ISSI's Berkelely Center for Social Medicine, with Axel Kirschner. This work of creative nonfiction follows the journey of Axel Kirschner, an undocumented deportee and computer hacker. The book documents Axel's incredible journey to return to his family in New York, trekking thousands of miles across Mexico while dodging immigration agents, kidnappers, and narcos.

Native, Inc.

Shari Huhndorf, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Native American Issues, wrote a new article in Washington Monthly telling the history of the largest Indigenous land claim settlement in U.S. history, and how the admittance of Alaska as a U.S. state complicated the battle for Native rights.

Black Insurgent Aesthetics and the Public Imaginary

A new article in Urban Geography by Brandi Summers, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, analyzes the increased production of graffiti art and murals in the wake of global movements protesting against state violence and systemic racism as a space of collective engagement.


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