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  • Prof. Gonzalez’s Children’s Books Project featured in Berkeley News!

    January 30, 2024

    Ivan Natividad has written a fabulous news story for Berkeley News about the innovative class project designed by our very own Dr. Pablo Gonzalez. Students in Gonzalez’s Introduction to Chicano History spent the fall semester researching Chicanx history, and then used those histories to produce original narratives and illustrations in storybook form for elementary...

  • Berkeley’s Holiday Gift Guide

    December 6, 2023

    This year Berkeley's Holiday Gift Guide features new titles by three Ethnic Studies faculty. Juana María Rodriguez's Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex; Fae Myenne Ng's Orphan Bachelor's: A Memoir; and Christian Paiz's The Striker's of Coachella: A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement.  Read more about these new books here:

  • Craig Santos Perez, PhD ’15 Wins 2023 National Book Award!

    November 20, 2023

    It is with great joy that we can report Craig Santos Perez (PhD '15 has won the 2023 National Book Award in Poetry for from unincorporated territory [åmot]! The collection includes experimental and visual poems diving into the history and culture of Craig's homeland, Guåhan. This book is the fifth collection in...

  • Berkeley News Story w/ Christian Paiz

    November 1, 2023

    Professor Christian Paiz recently sat down with Berkeley News to discuss the experiences of lesser-known members of the 1960s UFW movement. You can find this wonderful and wide-ranging conversation, grounded in Christian's brilliant historical research, here:   "Why we must look beyond César Chávez to understand United Farm Workers history"...

  • ES Grad David Pham in American Literary Journal

    November 1, 2023

    Congratulations to Ethnic Studies Graduate Student David Pham whose essay, "Touching Ash in Vietnamese Diasporic Aesthetics," was just published in American Literary Journal. His essay intervenes in critical interpretations of Vietnamese iconography to consider how fire and ash might serve as powerful ways to reimagine diasporic Vietnamese identity.  A gorgeous image from his...

  • Ethnic Studies Undergraduates Shining on Campus

    October 31, 2023

    Our undergraduates are such remarkable students, people, thinkers, change-agents. They breathe life everyday into the meaning and purpose of Ethnic Studies. That's why it's a special joy to see two of our undergrads featured in recent campus-wide media!   - Bianca Torres Murray shines in a recent video all about her journey...

  • Undergrad Angelica Garcia featured in Admissions Video

    October 23, 2023

    Ethnic Studies is featured in a brand new video for Cal Admissions!    Angelica Garcia, a Chicanx Latinx Studies Major, tells prospective students all about what makes Berkeley Ethnic Studies such an inspiring place. Along the way, Angelica shows off the Ethnic Studies Library, the Changemaker Podcasting Studio, our front...

  • Latest Issue of Islamophobia Studies Journal Just Released

    October 13, 2023

    The latest issue of the Islamophobia Studies Journal is just out now. Leading the editorial board is Dr. Hatem Bazian, in his capacity as the head of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project. Check out this timely open access publication!  

  • Vernadette Gonzalez interviewed in Berkeley News

    October 10, 2023

    Professor Vernadette Gonzalez recently sat down with Ivan Natividad of Berkeley News to talk about her wide-ranging research and teaching interests. They discuss the impact of U.S. colonialism and capitalism on Filipinx people in Hawaii, how Filipinx residents have found commonalities and belonging in Hawaii, and why it is important...

  • “There is More to the Recording”

    September 25, 2023

    Christian Paiz has recently published an article about Luciano Crespo, someone who played a very significant role in the UFW movement. The article also considers the emotional connections and responsibilities inherent to oral history methods.   "There is more to the recording: oral history and grief in the Coachella Valley."...