Levi Vonk's photo and article, "Computer Wiz," has won second place in the Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology. The award is given biennially to three students who effectively integrate visual stimuli into social science research. Levi is a BCSM-affiliated doctoral student in the UCB-UCSF Medical Anthropology Program. He researches migration in Central America, Mexico, and the US, and in this photo he "tries to capture the ambiguity of a world made faceless not only by online interaction, but also by militarized borders."
Health Systems as Places of Sanctuary
In this editorial in the British Medical Journal, Seth Holmes, BCSM co-chair and Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management and of Medical Anthropology, UCB, and co-authors Anita Berlin, Fabian Fernandez, and Deliana Garcia argue that the concept of hospitals as places of sanctuary should be extended to the entire health care system.