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    Daniel Kammen’s editorial featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

    Daniel Kammen’s editorial, “How electric vehicles can help advance social justice,” was featured in the June 21 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Kammen explores Lyft’s commitment to transition to 100% electric vehicles by 2030.

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    Brandi Thompson Summers’ editorial featured in the Boston Globe

    GMS Professor Brandi Thompson Summers’ editorial, “We need action to accompany art,” was featured in the Boston Globe. She discusses the disparity between symbolism and the structural and policy reforms needed to address systemic racism in the United States.

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    GMS affiliates awarded CITRIS grant to investigate compliance with Covid-19 regulations

    GMS faculty affiliates Daniel Chatman (DCRP), Karen Frick (DCRP), Daniel Rodriguez (DCRP) and GMS core faculty member Joan Walker (CEE) have been awarded a CITRIS seed grant to investigate factors affecting compliance with shelter-in-place orders instituted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  In their study, “Social distancing and sheltering in place: Using a nationwide smartphone […]

  • GMS Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report

    Co-Directors Matt Kondolf and Alison Post are pleased to announce the release of the GMS Annual Report for the 2019-2020 academic year.  

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    Brandi Thompson Summers’ editorial featured in The New York Times

    GMS Professor Brandi Thompson Summers’ editorial, “What Black America Knows About Quarantine,” was featured in The New York Times. She discusses race and spatial inequality in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and Ahmaud Arbery’s murder in Glynn County, GA.

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    Brandi Thompson Summers delivers Next City webinar

    GMS Professor Brandi Thompson Summers delivered a talk on her book, Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City, as a Next City webinar on April 29. Proceeds from the talk went towards Next City’s Urban Affairs Journalism Fellowship Program.

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    Daniel Kammen elected to AAAS

    Congratulations to Daniel Kammen, Faculty Affiliate and member of the Global Metropolitan Studies Executive Committee, for being elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences! He is one of nine Berkeley faculty to join the AAAS this year.

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    2020 GMS Research Awards

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 GMS research awards. This competitive award is for up to $5000 in research funding for students in the designated emphasis. Congratulations to the winners! Gustavo Capela (Anthropology), Informal organizing: An ethnographic inquiry into the construction of Eko Atlantic City in Lagos, Nigeria Irene Farah Rivadeneyra […]

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    All in-person events cancelled for Spring 2020 semester

    Unfortunately, due to the campus closure for COVID-19, we have canceled all scheduled events for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.  We hope to be able to reschedule them for next year and look forward to seeing you at events in the Fall semester. In the meantime, stay safe!

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