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Institute for the Study of Societal Issues closure discussed in the Chronicle of Higher Education
Cristina Mora has published an OpEd in the San Francisco Chronicle "It’s time to reclaim ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’"
Cristina Mora helps to inform a discussion on "Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano" terms on History.com.
Isabel García Valdivia has published "Legal Power in Action: How Latinx Adult Children Mitigate the Effects of Parents’ Legal Status through Brokering," in Soci
The Computational Social Science Forum is a new weekly discussion series that provides an informal setting for the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and scholarship at the intersection of social science and data science. 
Cristina Mora on KCBS Radio: Lack of Hispanic Representation at the DNC
Tara Gonsalves has published an article, "Transnational Diffusion and Regional Resistance: Domestic LGBT Association Founding, 1979–2009," in Social Forces.
Robert Braun is the co-winner of the Barrington Moore Book Award from the Comparative-Historical Section of the American Sociological Association for his book, Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust (New York: Cambridge University Press)
Michael Burawoy won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marxist Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
Racism infects every aspect of the criminal justice system. A panel of UC Berkeley professors will look at issues concerning race and criminal justice. July 27, 12:50pm Speakers include: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean & Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law Nikki Jones, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of African American Studies
View Karen Barkey's video on the Hagia Sophia  
The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure track (assistant professor) positions and one tenured (associate or full professor) position in the area of “Climate Equity and Environmental Justice,” with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.  Successful candidates will be invited to join one or more of the following units: Rausser College of Natural Resources (Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management and Energy and Resources Group);
Graduate student Yueran Zhang has published a paper, “Political Competition and Two Modes of Taxing Private Homeownership: A Bourdieusian Analysis of the Contemporary Chinese State,” in Theory and Society 49(4): 669-707.
Listen in on Kimberly Burke's interviews about police violence on NPR and Skimm This
Sandra Smith writes in The Guardian about the movement spawned by George Floyd's murder.    
Robert Braun is the co-winner of the Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, for his book Protectors of Pluralism: Religious Minorities and the Rescue of Jews in the Low Countries during the Holocaust. 
Cristina Mora recently penned an OpEd in the country's biggest Spanish Language newspaper on BLM and Latinxs.   The piece (in Spanish) references some soc insights as well as from Latinx Studies. 
Michel Estefan has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. 
Michaela Simmons has published paper, Becoming Wards of the State: Race, Crime, and Childhood in the Struggle for Foster Care Integration, 1920s to 1960s, in the ASR