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Alein Y. Haro: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar

ISSI's Berkeley Center for Social Medicine affiliated graduate student Alein Haro was selected as a Health Policy Research Scholar by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This prestigious leadership program is designed for early-career innovators across disciplines who are historically underrepresented in their fields. Haro, a graduate student in Public Health, researches how systemic barrriers create health inequities that affect the health of immigrants, racial minorities, and individuals from low socioeconomic backgrounds.


Harlem Mural depicting collaboration between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcom X

BCSM Calls for an End to Anti-Asian Violence

BCSM condemns the recent and on-going violence against Asian Americans and grieves with the families of those lost to or injured by these hate crimes as well as all those who are suffering from racist violence and discrimination. We redouble our commitment to stand in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as we work collectively for a more just future. We support this statement from our friends and colleagues in the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies program at UC Berkeley. For those who want to learn more about the historic roots as well as contemporary expressions of anti-Asian racism, we encourage you to read this Berkeley News interview with Lok Siu, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, who also emphasizes the often-overlooked interracial solidarity that we need to build upon now.


Featured Books

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Eugene T. Richardson (The MIT Press, 2020)

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

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