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Congratulations Patricia Baquedano-López

Patricia Baquedano-López, faculty affiliate of SSI's Center for Research on Social Change, was rewarded the 2021 Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship. The Center for Applied Linguisitcs recognized Baquedano-López for her work examining the intersection of language, race, and education as it relates to Indigenous Latinx schools, critical research methods, discourse analysis, and parent engagement in schools.

When Empathy is Chosen, Jail Returns Decline

ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliate Jason Okonofua is featured in Berkeley News. Okonofua discusses the methods and implications of his study, recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that found that empathy-trained supervision officers could better deter their clients from returning back to jail.

Harlem Mural depicting collaboration between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcom X

CRSC Calls for an End to Anti-Asian Violence

CRSC 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.

Featured Books

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

By David Kirp (Oxford University Press, 2019)

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