Prof. Um Receives Major Prize in Asian Studies
May 22, 2023
Our very own Professor Khatharya Um has been awarded a 2023 Fukuoka Prize! The Fukuoka Prize was established by Fukuoka City, Japan, in 1990 as an award presented annually to honor the outstanding work of individuals, groups and organizations in preserving and creating the unique and diverse cultures of Asia....
Digna Rabia Volume 3 Issue 1 Spring 2023 is now Online
May 15, 2023
The latest issue of Digna Rabia, Berkeley's Chicanx Studies undergraduate journal, is now out! This edition is the largest yet. Edited by the amazing Dr. Pablo Gonzalez, it includes dozens of oral histories that students conducted in the Fall 2022. It features podcasts produced in Pablo's Mexican and Central American Migration...
Fae Myenne Ng Publishes New Memoir
May 3, 2023
Our longtime beloved lecturer, the award-winning creative writer Fae Myenne Ng, has announced the publication of her memoir, entitled Orphan Bachelors: On Being a Confession Baby, Chinatown Daughter, Baa-Bai Sister, Caretaker of Exotics, Literary Balloon Peddler, and Grand Historian of Doomed American Family. Out next week from the renowned Grove Press, the book...
New Book Release: Paperback Edition of Catherine Ceniza Choy’s Asian American Histories of the United States
May 2, 2023
Catherine Ceniza Choy's book Asian American HIstories of the United States (Beacon Press, 2022) was released in paperback in April 2023. The book features the themes of violence, erasure, and resistance in a nearly 200 year history of Asian migration, labor, and community formation in the US. It was named a Best of 2022...
Catherine Ceniza Choy Interviewed in “Nurse Unseen” Documentary Screening at CAAMFest, May 12, 2023
May 2, 2023
Catherine Ceniza Choy is a featured interviewee in the 2023 documentary film, Nurse Unseen, which will be screened as part of CAAMFest on May 12, 2023. Nurse Unseen by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Michele Josue is a love letter honoring the history and humanity of Filipino nurses who have been the backbone of...
Catherine Ceniza Choy Receives 2023 Agnes Dillon Randolph Award
May 2, 2023
In 2023, Catherine Ceniza Choy is the recipient of the Agnes Dillon Randolph Award. This award recognizes her outstanding scholarship documenting the experiences of Filipino nurses in U.S. history and the importance of that history for understanding ongoing issues in healthcare, including the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Filipino nurses. Catherine...
Lok Siu Receives Campus Service Award
April 24, 2023
Our very own Dr. Lok Siu is a recipient of the 2023 Berkeley Faculty Service Award! Awarded by the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate, the Berkeley Faculty Service Award is given annually to honor faculty who, over the course of their careers, have provided outstanding and dedicated service to...
Juana Maria Rodriguez’s New Book: Puta Life
April 14, 2023
Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex, the new book by our own Juana María Rodríguez, has just dropped from Duke University Press! Evocative, illuminating, poignant, and personal, Puta Life is described as "an essential study devoted to the vitality of Latina/x sexual laborers who work to affirm life against all...
Congrats to Christian Paiz on the Publication of The Strikers of Coachella
April 14, 2023
Earlier this year, the University of North Carolina Press published Christian Paiz's remarkable new book, The Strikers of Coachella: A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement. More than a decade in the making, The Strikers of Coachella is described as "a beautifully and sensitively written, much-needed intervention to the historiography...
Dr. Nicholas Vargas in Berkeley News
April 12, 2023
This week's Berkeley News features a wonderful article about a research initiative on Latinx studies, featuring incoming colleague Dr. Nicholas Vargas and his collaboration with the Latinx Research Center. Included in the article is a discussion of an exciting new $1 million federal grant on which Dr. Vargas is a Co-PI that...
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