Sophia Hussain to Join AK Press

06 Dec, 2022

Sophia Hussain to Join AK Press

Dear BCNM,

It is with mixed emotions that we write to share that our amazing Events Coordinator and Office Manager, Sophia Hussain, has accepted a fantastic position at AK Press, a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books and other media to expand minds and change worlds. At AK Press, Sophia will be working with authors on promotional campaigns as well as evaluating manuscripts and acquiring new titles.

Sophia joined us in January 2020, just months before the pandemic upended business-as-usual at Berkeley. Not only did she quickly familiarize herself with BCNM processes, she nimbly transitioned to an online environment, helping to present some of the first Zoom lectures at Cal. Since then, Sophia has been instrumental in the launch of our Indigenous Technologies program, convening meetings and building our living online syllabus, for which she received a SPOT award. In addition to these programs, over the past three years, she has helped to curate and execute our many speaker series, including hosting the New Red Order with Adam and Zach Khalil. Sophia also led our move to and return from Hesse Hall during the seismic retrofitting of Moffitt, overcoming numerous hurdles to create essential teaching and meeting spaces for BCNM.

We have so appreciated having Sophia as a member of the BCNM team. She embraced our mission wholeheartedly and has been a joy to work with as we fulfill these goals. Her last day at BCNM will be January 3rd. Please join us in wishing her well for this new endeavor. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with Sophia in her role at AK Press.

With Sophia’s imminent departure, we are advertising for a new Events Coordinator and Office Manager. This position is a career appointment at 75% time within BCNM. You can find the advertisement here (job #46267). We greatly appreciate your help as we search for a suitable candidate to fill Sophia’s impressive shoes.

Gail & Lara