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Matrix Communications Fellows

Published November 7, 2022

Inaugural Cohort of Matrix Communications Fellows Announced

Social Science Matrix is proud to announce our inaugural cohort of Matrix Communications Fellows, a group of six PhD students or candidates who will create podcasts, written interviews, or other features while developing social science communication skills throughout the year. The Fellows are Jennie Barker, a PhD candidate in Political Science; J.T. Jamieson, a PhD candidate in History; Aidan Lee, a PhD student in History; Daniel Lobo, a PhD student in Sociology; Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya, a PhD student in Sociology; and Tiffany Taylor, a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology.

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Research Teams

Published August 17, 2022

Matrix Announces Research Teams for 2022-2023

Social Science Matrix has selected six new Matrix Research Teams for the 2022-2023 academic year. Matrix Research Teams are groups of scholars who gather regularly to explore or develop a novel question or emerging field in the social sciences. This year’s funded teams — three faculty-led teams and three student-led teams — were chosen following review by a cross-disciplinary panel of faculty members.

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Big Give

Published March 10, 2022

Big Give: Support the Social Sciences at UC Berkeley

Today is Big Give, UC Berkeley’s annual day of giving. By making a donation to Social Science Matrix, you can join us in our efforts to know and understand the world of today, and imagine and bring about the world of tomorrow.

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Interview

Published August 11, 2021

Q&A with David Robinson, Visiting Scholar at Social Science Matrix

Social Science Matrix is honored to welcome David Robinson as a Visiting Scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year. A distinguished researcher working at the intersection of law, policy, and technology, David studies the design and management of algorithmic decision-making, particularly in the public sector. We interviewed David to learn more about his research interests and the projects he will be pursuing while at UC Berkeley.

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Published June 9, 2021

Matrix Announces 2021-2022 Research Teams

How are digital technologies re-shaping property and development? How are unionized employees in the energy sector experiencing climate change? What are the impacts of Chinese surveillance systems deployed across the Global South? These are among the diverse questions that will be addressed by the eight Matrix Research Teams to be funded by Social Science Matrix during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Other Events

News

Published May 1, 2021

2021 Social Sciences Fest and Matrix Open House

On April 9, faculty members and graduate students from across the UC Berkeley Division of Social Sciences joined together online for the 2021 Social Sciences Fest and Matrix Open House, a celebration of the past year's accomplishments of the division.

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Published June 25, 2020

2020-2021 Matrix Research Teams Announced

Seven new interdisciplinary teams will tackle emerging social-scientific topics

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Published August 27, 2019

Call for Proposals: Pop-Up Writing Workshops

Matrix invites proposals for single-session writing workshops for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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News

Published July 31, 2019

Marion Fourcade, Michael Watts to Serve as Directors of Matrix

Following Bill Hanks' successful six-year tenure, Marion Fourcade, Professor in the Department of Sociology, will serve as Director of Social Science Matrix. Professor Michael Watts will serve as Interim Director until July 2020.

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Grants and Opportunities

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Published July 30, 2019

2019-2020 Matrix Research Teams Announced

Eleven cross-disciplinary Matrix Research Teams will receive funding and administrative support to convene during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Published July 25, 2019

New Opportunities at Social Science Matrix

Exciting new opportunities at Social Science Matrix.

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News

Published August 21, 2018

Matrix Welcomes 2018-2019 Dissertation Fellows

Social Science Matrix is honored to welcome our 2018-2019 cohort of Matrix Dissertation Fellows, four Ph.D. candidates whose research interests span diverse global challenges such as urbanization, discrimination in the workforce, self-immolation, and indigenous language preservation.

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