Announcements

Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis interviewed on his research and work on Reparations Task Force

March 1, 2023

Jovan Scott Lewis

"When we’re talking about reparations in California, we’re talking about reparations not for slavery itself, but for this system of governance around Black people, around African Americans, that slavery initiated. That slavery represents the kind of initial and formative philosophy, from Jim Crow straight through to mass incarceration and even gentrification today. This idea of being able to discriminate and dispossess...

Mary Jirmanus Saba, PhD Candidate, Published In Critical Times

March 30, 2023

Tear gas and smoke bombs in Beirut's southern suburbs when police were called in to disperse Saturday's protests

"To build a strike image archive from a position of solidarity is an ongoing aspiration but never a guarantee, like that of building a movement itself. But it is essential if our work with images is to do more than solidify the same ownership structures that made movements necessary and urgent in the first...

Joel Wanek's short film, Passing Through, makes its World Premiere at HotDocs International Film Festival in Toronto

April 3, 2023

 A travelogue by Joel Wanek" in the bottom right corner

Passing Through is a snapshot of a family's holiday gathering in Trinidad and Tobago that invites the viewer into warm celebration and the rituals of food, cards and music. An ephemeral travelogue of moments that records a journey home using...

Josh Mandel, Geography Manager, Wins Distinguished Service Award for Social Sciences

April 14, 2023

Josh Mandel

Congrats to Josh Mandel, Geography Manager, who has won a Distinguished Service Award from the Office of the Dean! This comes as no surprise, as Josh consistently demonstrates his commitment to our department. From complicated logistical and financial situations over the years to operational duties that keep the department running, we are all grateful for his...

Clancy Wilmott Wins Faculty Mentor Award

April 12, 2023

Professor Clancy Wilmott

We are thrilled to announce that Clancy Wilmott has won the 2023 UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award! Every year, this award honors three Berkeley faculty or teaching staff who have shown outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and supporting...

Jovan Scott Lewis Wins David Blackwell Award

April 21, 2023

Jovan Scott Lewis

The L&S Faculty Award recognizes and celebrates outstanding L&S faculty members for their exceptional scholarship, service to the College and community, and transformational teaching. These extraordinary...

Britt H. Young interviewed for Berkeley Voices podcast

May 10, 2023

Britt H. Young

"It has been really interesting now going without a prosthesis and experiencing the world in a totally different way and seeing the sort of things that are frustrating designs. But not just frustrating designs and inaccessible designs and hostile designs in the world just for disabled people or just for people with my body geometry, but for anybody."

Britt H. Young, Geography PhD candidate, has...

Shreya Chaudhuri Chosen for Summer Internship with The Nature Conservancy

April 24, 2023
Shreya Chaudhuri

Congrats to Shreya, Geography undergraduate, who was chosen to be a summer intern with The Nature Conservancy. In this internship, Shreya will be working on meta data analysis on peatlands conservation through implementing nature-based climate solutions.

Special thanks to Morgan Vickers...