Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare, is the new CRSC faculty chair. Her fields of interest include racial disparities in health; social determinants of health; race, class and gender; and poverty and inequality. Her current research project is "Gender Dynamics and SNAP/CalFresh Enrollment among Immigrant Households in California." Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, Professor Sacks spent nearly a decade in federal service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she honed her macro-practice skills in public health and social work. We wish outgoing chair Chris Zepeda-Millán all the best in his new position at UCLA.
ISSI Senior Researcher Robin Marsh was a panelist discussing her co-edited book: International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change (Palgrave McMillan, 2017), sponsored by the Open Society Foundations in New York City on March 5th. A video of the book launch event is available here. Panelists discuss the intersections of, and the emerging field of research into, international scholarships and social change.
20 Questions and Answers on Black Europe (Amrit Publishers, 2018) is the latest book by Stephen Small, Professor of African American Studies at UCB and faculty affiliate of CRSC. The book offers an in-depth analysis of Black Europe and the experiences of Black people in Europe, including questions about gender and demography; history and the legacies of slavery, colonialism and imperialism; the politics of racism; economics; the legal system, and more. He will be speaking about the book on Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Ethnic Studies Library.