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The Future of CRSC Is Uncertain; Save ISSI


In order to save money, the Vice Chancellor for Research Office has decided to close ISSI, the parent institute of CRSC.  ISSI and CRSC affiliates are fighting the closure and have developed this website to showcase the value of the Institute and the widespread support for it. Please help save ISSI:

  • Sign the petition on the website (there's a form to do so).
  • Amplify the message on social media. There's a pinned tweet on the ISSI Twitter page which you can like, share, retweet. And likewise on Facebook. If you prefer to put it in your own words, that's much appreciated too! Please use the hashtag #SaveISSI

The San Francisco Chronicle covered the fight to save ISSI on the front page


Congratulations to Nikki Jones


Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliate Nikki Jones has won the 2020 Michael J. Hindelang Award from the American Society of Criminology, recognizing her book as making the most outstanding contribution to research in criminology in 2020. The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption analyzes ethnographic interviews with inner-city police officers and recordings of police encounters collected by and alongside law enforcement to investigate the reasons that violence persists in inner cities. "It’s an honor to receive the award and to be recognized by a community of my peers for my scholarly contribution to the discipline,” said Jones, "The award also comes in a year when I was recognized by the Graduate Assembly and the African American Student Development Office for my mentorship and support of graduate and undergraduate students. Each award recognizes an important part of who I am as a scholar, researcher and advocate.”


New Berkeley Law Center Emphasizes Workers' Rights


Two Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliates, Catherine Albiston and Catherine Fisk, have joined with Lauren Edelman to start the Center for Law and Work at Berkeley Law, as described in this Berkeley News article. The institute will study organizations and work with an emphasis on the issues that workers face, rather than the issues of organizations. The creation of the CLAW came at a critical juncture, when workers continue to suffer at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Featured Books

Edited by Michael Omi, Dana Y. Nakano, and Jeffrey T. Yamashita

By David Kirp (Oxford University Press, 2019)

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