Native/Immigrant/Refugee – Crossings Research Initiative Awarded Peder Sather and IIS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program Grants

The CRG Research Initiative “Native/Immigrant/Refugee – Crossings” headed by CRG Director Leti Volpp and CRG Advisory Board Member Beth Piatote has been awarded more research funds.  A grant from the Peder Sather Center will enable collaborative research between Berkeley and Christine Jacobsen, Director of the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) and her research team at the University of Bergen, Norway.  A grant from the Interdisciplinary Faculty Program of the Institute of International Studies will support the research initiative’s ongoing faculty conversations, and will also assist in bringing distinguished visitors to campus who will speak to the theme...

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Undocumented Students Research Initiative Awarded HIFIS Grant

The CRG Undocumented Students Research Initiative has been awarded an Intervention Grant by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, to study the impact of the current political and legal climate on undocumented students on the UC Berkeley campus.  The study will be supervised by co-PIs Leti Volpp, Director of CRG, and Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, and will examine the experiences of undergraduates, graduate students, students who are DACA recipients, and students who are not DACA recipients.  This study will provide an important update to the research report produced in 2013...

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“Women of color are going to save this democracy”: A Faculty Spotlight on Lisa García Bedolla

“Women of color are going to save this democracy” A Faculty Spotlight on Lisa García Bedolla Lisa García Bedolla is a professor in the Graduate School of Education and Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) at UC Berkeley. Since its inception, ninety-eight years ago, García Bedolla is the first woman to direct the IGS. Through intersectional approaches, she examines the causes of political and economic inequalities in the United States, considering differences across ethnorace, gender, class, geography, and sexuality. She has published four books and dozens of research articles, earning five national book awards. García Bedolla has...

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For Ula Taylor, it’s about harnessing the leader within

Podcast: For Ula Taylor, it’s about harnessing the leader within By Anne Brice, Berkeley News | FEBRUARY 28, 2018   “People know about Rosa Parks. People know about Martin Luther King Jr. And they know that it’s the Montgomery bus boycott that ignited a certain kind of Southern civil rights movement,” says Ula Taylor, the chair of the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley. Read the transcript. What people often don’t know, she says, is that the boycott was started by the Women’s Political Council, a group made up of more than 200 black women led by...

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