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New Book: Border Hacker: A Tale of Treachery, Trafficking, and Two Friends on the Run

Border Hacker is by Levi Vonk, a graduate student affiliate of ISSI's Berkelely Center for Social Medicine, with Axel Kirschner. This work of creative nonfiction follows the journey of Axel Kirschner, an undocumented deportee and computer hacker. The book documents Axel's incredible journey to return to his family in New York, trekking thousands of miles across Mexico while dodging immigration agents, kidnappers, and narcos.

NSF Grant Awarded to Seth Holmes

The project, Essential Workers in the US Food System, uses survey and ethnographic methods to investigate how different kinds of food systems workers are integrated into the labor market and how workers’ economic and biological risks have been shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Elizabeth Dunn of Indiana University is the PI, and Seth Holmes, Co-Chair of ISSI's Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, is the co-PI.

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