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  • New Exhibit: Whose University? The 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front Strike

    Mar 18Aug 31, 2019

    Brown Gallery located at 101 Doe Memorial Library

    Whose University? explores the history and legacy of the TWLF through archives from the Ethnic Studies Library and Bancroft Library, photographs, and recently digitized audio recordings of the strike from the H.K. Yuen Social Movement Archive. The exhibit will be on display until August 31, 2019. 



    Mon, Mar 18, 2019

    554 Barrows Hall

    A Lunch Roundtable with Professors Thomas Biolsi, Khatharya Um, and Juana Rodriguez



    Fri, Mar 15, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Shorb House 2547 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94720-5670

    Enrique Dussel, Philosopher

    Friday, March 15  |  4-6pm Roundtable on Transmodernity and Decoloniality with Enrique Dussel and other Bay Area scholars This roundtable will present his concept of the "transmodern" as a critique of still-Eurocentric "post-modern" philosophy, and a third, decolonial way of advancing liberatory knowledge in this era of heightened economic …



    Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    Shorb House 2547 Channing Way Berkeley, CA 94720-5670

    Enrique Dussel, Philosopher

      THURSDAY, MARCH 14  |  3:30 - 5PM TRANSMODERNITY AND DECOLONIALITY WITH PHILOSOPHER ENRIQUE DUSSEL Join the Latinx Research Center and the Chicana/o Studies Program in hosting a major Latin American and Third World intellectual. Dr. Enrique Dussel is an Argentine and Mexican philosopher and historian, a leading Third World …


  • Talk on the Karuk Tribe and the Klamath River

    Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

    9 Lewis Hall UC Berkeley (followed by lunch in 554 Barrows Hall)


  • History on the Run: Hmong Refugees and Knowledge Formation

    Mon, Mar 4, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    Ma Vang, Assistant Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced

    History on the Run: Hmong Refugees and Knowledge Formation Lecture | March 4 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall Speaker:  Ma Vang, Assistant Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced Sponsors:  Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies This talk examines the critical narratives of refugee migration and community formation …


  • Free Speech Movement Cafe Education Programs Presents: Addressing Racism and Sexism in Wikipedia

    Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffit Library, UC Berkeley

    Panelists: Merrilee Proffitt, Victoria Robinson, Juana Maria Rodriguez   Though Wikipedia has in many ways democratized the information landscape, racial and gender bias in Wikipedia is well-documented. The alarming lack of women editors and editors of color has resulted in both biased and absent information in one of the most important collective knowledge repositories. The Art + …


  • American Quarterly Presentation: Seminar/Workshop for Faculty and Graduate Students with Professor Gonzalez

    Wed, Feb 27, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Professor Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    Since 2014, the American Quarterly journal has been based outside of the (continental) United States and has been edited by a transnational team of scholars based in Hawai‘i and parts of Asia and the Pacific, including Canada, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. The current editorial team is committed to soliciting, reviewing, and editing the best cutting-edge …


  • "Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project" Lecture and Seminar by Prof. Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, ES Doctoral Alumna

    Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

    Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Associate Professor of American Studies, Honors Program Director, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

    The Detours project takes seriously the power of form, and the reading practices and publics produced by the genre of the guidebook, which manifest the fantasy of Hawai‘i as an exotic island destination for the consumption of tourists. Detours deliberately perverts the guidebook to produce alternative narratives, tours, itineraries, mappings and images of the islands as well as concrete …


  • American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII

    Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    180 Doe Library, UC Berkeley

    Duncan Williams, USC | Speaker Mark Blum, UCB | Discussant Carolyn Chen, UCB Ethnic Studies | Discussant Monday, February 25 | 4:00 - 6:00PM 180 Doe Library, UC Berkeley Campus   Duncan Ryūken Williams (University of Southern California) will discuss his new book “American Sutra” about Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American internment. The fact that the vast …


  • Crossing Paths Lecture Series: Graduate and Undergraduate Exchanges of Indigenous Research

    Wed, Feb 20, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley


  • The Performativity of Land Acknowledgments and Settler Whiteness

    Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Toll Room, Alumni House (UC Berkeley)

    Dr. Selena Couture, Assistant Professor of Drama, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta


  • Rhetoric Spring Colloquium: Desmond Jagmohan on Candor and Courage: Ida B. Wells and Fearless Speech

    Tue, Feb 12, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley

    Desmond Jagmohan, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University


  • Let's Talk - Drop-in Consultation for the Department of Ethnic Studies (SPRING 2019)

    Feb 8May 17, 2019

    542 Barrows Hall

    Dr. Cynthia Medina

    Let’s Talk! Drop-in hours provide easy access to brief, free, informal consultations with a UHS Psychologist. These confidential services can help you access supportive counseling and consultation, gain perspective, and explore resources and options that might help meet your needs. DROP-IN SCHEDULE Fridays, 2-4pm in Barrows 542 •No appointment or paperwork needed …


  • Ethnic Studies at 50: Alumni Speaker Series Labor Regimes of Indenture – A Global Overview of Migrant Domestic Work

    Wed, Feb 6, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

    Professor Rhacel Parreñas, USC

    Professor Rhacel Parreñas, USC Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:00pm-1:30pm 554 Barrows Hall     Labor Regimes of Indenture – A Global Overview of Migrant Domestic Work   Across the globe, migrant domestic workers are unfree workers whose legal residency is contingent on their continued employment as a live-in worker with a designated …