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Our Next Event

October 26, 2018
Heide Castañeda , Ericka Huggins , Angie Junck , Seth Holmes , Patricia Baquedano-Lopez
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Banatao Auditorium,
Sutardja Dai Hall

This event will present diverse perspectives on the political, legal, social, economic, and health impacts of historic and current family separations in US immigration and incarceration systems, and will identify and discuss alternative strategies to advocating for inclusive policy in order to advance belonging and build community.

Center News

New Article on the Politics of Chronic Kidney Disease

Carlos Martinez, a BCSM-affiliated graduate student in the joint program in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, has recently published an article in the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies. He explores how the emergence of widespread chronic kidney disease in Central America is being interpreted, experienced, and confronted by advocates, researchers, governments, and impacted communities. Carlos's research explores the intersections between medicine, biocitizenship, global capitalism, coloniality and postcoloniality in the United States and Latin America.


Congratulations to Seth Holmes for New Grant

BCSM faculty co-chair Seth Holmes received an award from the Peder Sather Center at UCB for his new project, “Transnational Migration and Inequality: Implications for Health and Health Services.” The project is a collaboration with Heidi E. Fjeld, Associate Professor of Community Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Featured Books

by Ann Swidler & Susan Cotts Watkins (Princeton Press, 2017)

by Michelle Perro and Vincanne Adams (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2017)

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by Charles L. Briggs and Daniel C. Hallin (Routledge, 2016)


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