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Medicalizing Risk: How experts and consumers manage uncertainty in genetic health testing

Meghna Mukherjee and Skyler Wang, graduate student affiliates of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, are two of the co-authors of this new article in PLOS ONE. Here, they examine how experts and patient-consumers turn to different resources accessible to them to gain clarity on knowledge gaps that can help them manage their genetic risk states.

Congratulations Kris Gutiérrez

Kris Gutiérrez, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, was awarded the Berkeley Faculty Service Award in recognition for her dedication and success in helping faculty members and departments understand and support diversity, inclusion and belonging through education, policy changes, and program creations.

Potholes in the Road

In his new book, Potholes in the Road: Transition Problems for Low-Income Youth in High School, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Chair of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, explores "the dynamics of the interrelated barriers that low-income students must surpass in order to make transitions successfully from high school to college."

Court Abortion Ruling is an Assault on Women and Democracy

In this Berkeley News interview, Khiara Bridges, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, discusses the harmful impact that the overturning of Roe v. Wade will have on unprivileged folks living in states that have long been seeking to abolish abortion. Bridges also shares her thoughts on the beliefs that contributed to the ruling in the first place and discusses the possible political effects the ruling may have on the electorate.

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.  

Big Give Success - Thank you for your support!

Thank you to everyone who supported ISSI, the parent institute of CER, during Big Give last week! We received over $3,500 from 25 donors. Special thanks to our second-year Graduate Fellows who helped with outreach.

While Big Give is over, your donations to support social change scholarship are welcome anytime! You can donate here and designate your gift for any of the ISSI centers or programs using the "in honor of" field. 

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods

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

This CER 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 from any university studying Native American issues and for a UCB student studying race and gender. Learn more and apply here.

Congratulations Luis Tenorio

Luis Tenorio, student affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, received the Mike Synar Graduate Research Fellowship from the Institute of Governmental Studies for his project, Making the Transition: Comparative Analysis of Formerly Undocumented, Now Legal Permanent Resident Latinos. The Synar Fellowship is awarded to distinguished UC Berkeley graduate students writing their dissertations on an aspect of American politics. Video of the ceremony is available here.

Abortion Rights and Assault Weapons

In this episode of the Americast podcast from BBC News, Khiara Bridges, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, sits down with the hosts to discuss the potential efficacy of Governor Gavin Newsom's plan to stop the sale and manufacturing of assault weapons in California by copying the anti-abortion tactics of Texas.

Historic Tulsa & Reparations

ISSI faculty affiliate Jovan Scott Lewis, who is a member of California's state task force on reparations, is featured in this KPIX5 CBS Bay Area television interview about his work on the task force, as well as his research on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Lewis also makes the case for reparations and discusses challenges Black people would face in a post-reparation society.

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