Book Talk: Revolutionary STEM Education

Join us for another in the book talk series sponsored by the Social Sciences Division.

  • Thursday, September 20
  • 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Social Research Library
  • 227 Haviland Hall

Jeremiah Sims headshot

In this new book Revolutionary STEM Education: Critical-Reality Pedagogy and Social Justice in STEM for Black Males (Peter Lang, 2018), Jeremiah J. Sims calls for a revolutionary paradigm shift in STEM education for Black boys. Sims chronicles a Saturday program, MAN UP, designed to foster interest in STEM and investigates how to leverage STEM for the remediation of social injustice in middle school Black boys.

Dr. Sims is the Director of Equity at the College of San Mateo. He received his PhD from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education in 2016.

** Introductory remarks by Assistant Professor, Travis Bristol, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education.


Sponsored by the Berkeley Library and the Graduate School of Education

The library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accomodations, please contact as soon as possible.

Book Talk Series: Grateful Nation

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, Margaret Phillips (, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Book Talk Series: Acoustic Properties

Tom McEnaney’s book explores the “coevolution” of the radio and the novel amid influential movements in populist politics in three countries in the mid-20th century: the New Deal in America; Peronism in Argentina, and the Cuban Revolution. The book illustrates how governments, activists, and artists have struggled for control to represent the voice of the people within a changing media landscape.

Professors José Quiroga of Emory University and Freya Schiwy of UC Riverside will be discussing the book after professor McEnaney’ s reading.


Galen Cranz discusses “Ethnography for Designers” April 19

Galen Cranz

Galen Cranz will discuss her book, Ethnography for Designers (Routledge, 2016), on April 19th in the Environmental Design Library Atrium.

Cranz teaches social and cultural approaches to architecture and urban design. Emphasizing ethnography as a research method, she brings users’ and creators’ perspectives to our understanding of built environments. Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. By responding to underlying cognitive patterns, the architect can both respond to the user and interpret creatively.

This book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers and for those using these methods in practice.

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Place: Environmental Design Library Atrium, 210 Wurster Hall

Free and open to the public.

Alexandra Lutnick discusses “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains” – April 19

Alexandra Lutnick

Alexandra Lutnick – Lecturer in the School of Social Welfare, PhD 2013 – will discuss her new book, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains, in the Social Research Library on April 19th.

Dr. Lutnick adopts a holistic approach, exploring young people’s experiences, their treatment, and outside efforts to combat sex trafficking. In addition to her research findings, Lutnik will discuss the process of having her dissertation published as a book by a major academic publisher.

“Alexandra Lutnick’s Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking is the most comprehensive and sophisticated book on this topic on the market.  It is a major contribution to our understanding of this world.” – Ronald Weitzer, George Washington University

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Time: 4:10 pm to ­5:30 pm

Place: Social Research Library, 227 Haviland Hall

Post contributed by Susan Edwards, Head, Social Sciences Division Social Welfare & Psychology Librarian