Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

People / Graduate Students


Angela R. Aguilar

Race and Biomedicine; Politics of Health, Medicine, and the Body; Reproductive Justice; Embodied Epistemologies; Social Medicine; Traditional and Indigenous Healthcare

Bio & Research Interests

Angela is a doctoral student in the Ethnic Studies program and a full-spectrum traditional birth worker. Her dissertation project is solution-oriented and focuses on place-based health/care and embodied methodologies for public health practice through a reproductive justice analysis of the emerging cultural, ancestral, indigenous health/care movement. Angela is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health Fellowshi and is a 2018-2020 Graduate Student Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine. Angela holds a Master of Public Health degree (2016) and a Master of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies (2013). 

If you live in the Bay Area, then you live on traditional Chochenyo, Karkin, and Huichin Ohlone Land. Please sign up here to contribute to the Sogorea Te' Land Trust and make your Land Tax Donation.

If you see me walking down the halls on the 5th Floor of Barrows Hall, say hi! I'm one of the friendly ones. 



Ula Taylor (African American Studies) Charles Briggs (Anthropology)
Laura E. PĂ©rez

Courses Taught or Assisted

Lead Instructor

Spring 2018. "Critical Thinking, Researching, Reading, and Writing through Inter-relational Liberation Movements," Chicano Studies R1B: Reading and Composition

Summer 2016. "Research Writing Through Turtle Island Feminisms," Native American Studies R1B: Reading and Composition. 

Summer 2014. "Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing: Race in the Americas," Native American Studies R1A: Reading and Composition. 

Summer 2013. "Indigenous Knowledges and Philosophies in Practice," Native American Studies R1B: Research Writing. 

Fall 2012 / Spring 2013 "Historytelling in the Americas," Native American Studies R1A: Reading and Composition. 

Graduate Student Instructor 

Fall 2017. Ethnic Studies 101A: Social Science Methods in Ethnic Studies

Spring 2014. Asian American Studies R2A: Reading and Composition. 

Spring 2012. Asian American Studies R2A: Reading and Composition. 

Fall 2011. Chicano Studies 50: Introduction to Chicano History. 

Graduate Student Reader

Spring 2016. Chicano Studies 20: Chicano Culture