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The ISF major involves interdisciplinary research into social issues or social problems or humanities topics.
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The Student Academic Advisor’s job is to guide students and faculty as they navigate University, College, and Major Program policies. 

Spotlight on ISF Graduates

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Kristen Norman

Kristen graduated from ISF in 2012. As a Haas Research Fellow she conducted extensive research on microcredit and women’s empowerment in rural Nicaragua. She later published her honors thesis entitled “Microcredit and the Discourse of Empowerment” in the Berkeley Undergraduate

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller graduated in May 2017.  Her focus areas were Public Health, Latin American Studies and Development Studies. Andrea spent 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in the western highlands of Guatemala. Regarding her assignment, Andrea states “It

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Imani Ivery

After graduating in Spring 2016, Imani interned in Beijing, China for the bookstore and Buzz Feed-style multimedia company, One Way Space. She was featured on the companys pop culture podcast where she contributed her thoughts on the controversial Chinese laundry

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Rachel Greenfield

After graduating in Spring of 2013, Rachel moved to San Francisco and began working as a Campaign Coordinator at a marketing consulting firm that supports leading technology clients throughout the US. During her time at UC Berkeley Rachel also minored

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Kritika Sah

After graduating in Spring 2015, Kritika Sah began working full-time at Lions Gate Entertainment as a Franchise Management Assistant in the Worldwide Theatrical Marketing division of the Motion Picture group. Having previously interned at CBS Interactive, NBCUniversal, and Twentieth Century

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Kathy Correia Brasil

The title of Kathy’s thesis was Translating Identity Across Borders: Interpretations of Asylum Seekers Queerness in the United States. She is currently working as a Refugee Rights Advocate / Paralegal at East Bay Sanctuary Covenant in Berkeley.

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Brit Benjamin

Brit graduated from ISF in 2010, having focused on globalization and international trade. Her thesis, Subordinating Women’s Interest: Natalism and Heteronormative State Policy, was a comparative analysis of reproductive policy and propaganda in the United States, Germany, and the Soviet

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Christopher Adcock

A Fall 2014 graduate, Christopher is now pursuing concurrent MD/MPH degrees at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Chris wrote a comprehensive senior thesis on the dangers that the use of lead bullets poses to hunters

Course Threads

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is proud to host Berkeley Course Threads, developed by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, that give students the chance to connect their courses thematically to earn a certificate in interdisciplinary studies.

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