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Congratulations to Laurie Graham

CER Visiting Scholar Laurie Graham is co-winner of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology’s Award for Public Outreach and Community Service. Graham was recognized for her activist work and cultural outreach in service of Indigenous sovereignty.

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods - July 6 - August 13, 2021

Offered online this year, 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 studying Native American issues. Learn more and apply here.

CER Calls for an End to Anti-Asian Violence

CER condemns the recent and on-going violence against Asian Americans and grieves with the families of those lost to or injured by these hate crimes as well as all those who are suffering from racist violence and discrimination. We redouble our commitment to stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as we work collectively for a more just future. We support this statement from our friends and colleagues in the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies program at UC Berkeley. For those who want to learn more about the historic roots as well as contemporary expressions of anti-Asian racism, we encourage you to read this Berkeley News interview with Lok Siu, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, who also emphasizes the often-overlooked interracial solidarity that we need to build upon now.

Big Give Success - Thank you for your support!

Big Give was a big success for ISSI, the parent institute of CER! We raised just over $34,000 from 41 donors, unlocking a $20,000 matching grant from the Miles Ahead Fund. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped to get the word out. Of course, we welcome donations anytime! You can direct your support to CER or any of the ISSI centers or programs (choose In Honor Of and then use the first and last name fields to make any notes).

The Management of Unequal Patient Status in Fertility Medicine

Meghna Mukherjee, CER affiliated graduate student in residence, published a new article exploring the micro-dynamics of medicalization and unequal patient statuses across donors and intended parents in assisted fertility practices. To do so, Mukherjee develops an “epistemic-orientation (EO) continuum” to examine the emergence and differing consequences of unequal patient status.

New Article on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Luis Tenorio, PhD Candidate in Sociology and an affiliate of ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research, published a new article in the Russell Sage Foundation Journal. Based on ethnographic research, "Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the Integration of Central American Unaccompanied Minors" focuses on how "special immigrant juvenile status affects the initial integration of unaccompanied minors into the key social institutions of the home, school, and work."

ISSI Will NOT Close This Summer

After seven months of organizing, we have achieved a major victory! Issuing this statement, the university reversed their decision to close ISSI. Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign to Save ISSI. There are still unanswered questions about the building, funding, and so on, and we count on your continued support going forward! Keep up with the future of our campaign, now focusing on keeping space, fundraising, and ensuring longeivity of the social justice community at UC Berkeley on the Social Justice Futures website. 

Congratulations Jovan Scott Lewis!

The Center for Ethnographic Research faculty affiliate is a recipient of the 2021 American Association of Geographers Diversity and Inclusion Awards. "Lewis’s efforts in research, teaching, mentorship, and service are bringing Black geographies (and Black geographers) to the forefront of the discipline, changing UC Berkeley Geography’s intellectual culture in emphasizing Black studies and Black geographies."

Beyond the Case Now Available

On December 4, the Center for Ethnographic Research sponsored a discussion with various speakers on the themes in the book, Beyond the Case: The Logics and Practices of Comparative Ethnography. This symposium, "Beyond the Case: Comparative Ethnography During COVID-19 and Beyond," is now available for viewing here.

Divided by the Wall

ISSI's Center for Ethnographic Research hosted a book talk by Emine Fidan Elcioglu on October 27. "Divided By the Wall: Progressive and Conservative Immigration Politics at the U.S.-Mexico" is now available for viewing here.

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