Travis Bristol, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Bristol brings 17 years of experience in classroom teaching and education leadership - as well as a multitude of recognitions and awards for his work in education and research - and will be the first African American to serve as Board chair.
Violence against the transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming communities has continued to rise despite a broadening understanding of the experiences of these communities, with the year 2021 on track to being the deadliest in America. Berkeley News sits down with Eric Stanley, faculty afffiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, to discuss the impact that racist and colonial institutions have had on transgender communities and to suggest how the public can support trans liberation through structural and institutional change. In the interview, Professor Stanley discusses their new book, Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable.
An interview with Kurt Organista, faculty affiliate of ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change, is featured in this New York Times article about the barriers to access Latinos are facing despite findings suggesting that they are the demographic group most willing to receive the COVID vaccination. Organista explains, "The report shows that many Latinos have a high motivation to get vaccinated... They want to protect their families... [but,] they work a lot... so they don't want to jeopardize their jobs by taking time off to get vaccinated."