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  • Berkeley Graduate Student Soaring!

    March 1, 2021

    Melanie Z. Plasencia has been appointed the Cesar Chavez Fellow at Dartmouth College, to begin this summer. This two-year predoctoral to postdoctoral fellowship honors Chavez's legacy as a social justice organizer; it supports scholars who exemplify the potential for transformative leadership through research, teaching and mentoring. Melanie's appointment will be housed...

  • Digna Rabia: A Digital Journal in Chicana/o/x Studies at UC Berkeley

    February 24, 2021

    Profe Pablo Gonzalez is once again making magic, sharing the first issue of  “Digna Rabia: A Digital Journal in Chicana/o/x Studies Vol. 1 Nu.1 Fall 2020.” This is a compilation of works that his two upper-division courses completed this fall. The gifted Jesus Barraza designed the cover and inside there...

  • UC Berkeley AIGP Alumni Dr. Chilcote

    February 17, 2021

    The Department of Ethnic Studies is thrilled to announce that Dr. Olivia Chilcote, a member of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, an alum of our Ethnic Studies Ph.D. program, and an Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University, has been honored as an...

  • Passing of Ethnic Studies Alum Judy Yung

    January 7, 2021

    It is with sincere sadness that we report the passing of Judy Yung, an Ethnic Studies Ph.D., a native of San Francisco’s Chinatown, and a pioneering scholar of Chinese American women’s history. Her many awards include being National Women’s History Month Honoree (2015); the 2007, Annie Soo Spirit Award from Chinese...

  • Our Very Own Ethnic Studies Work-Study Extraordinaire Student, Jackie Serrano Has Created an Amazing Virtual Exhibit

    December 21, 2020   A virtual exhibition dedicated to our recent exponential descent into cyberspace featuring sounds and visuals by artists Somaly Son, ourlastdecember, 8rutus, and PWWWRLiNE.  Congratulations Jackie on this súper dynamic and interactive multimedia exhibit! 

  • ES Professor Beth Piatote Presents an Amazing Lecture on YouTube Featuring Nez Perce Writers

    December 21, 2020   An event presented alongside the Hearst Museum’s current online exhibit, Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space, which explores textiles as a site of identity formation and cultural resilience. Presenters: Beth Piatote Phillip E. Cash Cash Angel Sobotta Sarah Hennessey Julian Ankney Kellen Lewis Kevin Peters Ines...

  • Professor Beth Piatote’s Work is Featured in Colorlines News Site

    November 20, 2020

  • The Latest Issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies on “Viral Racisms” and it Includes Berkeley Ethnic Studies Exceptional Intelligence

    November 16, 2020

    The latest issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies special issue on "Viral Racisms" has been released and it includes so much Berkeley Ethnic Studies brilliance.  Ethnic Studies Professor Lok Siu and Ethnic Studies graduate student Claire Chun published their co-written piece "Yellow Peril and Techno-orientalism in the Time of Covid-19:...

  • Corliss Lee Named 2020 Recipient of Distinguished Librarian Award

    November 10, 2020

    The Ethnic Studies Community is delighted to announce that Corliss Lee, the Main Library's liaison to Ethnic Studies department is the recipient of this year's Distinguished Librarian Award.  The award recognizes excellence in librarianship, specifically as it furthers the teaching and research missions of the UC Berkeley campus.  It is...

  • Reaction to Election Day/News Story

    November 10, 2020

    What we knew before the election still holds true: as people of color, as queer and trans- people, as immigrants, as students, teachers, and workers, as poor and working-class people, our power comes not from the State or the government but from working together, from being in community, from building...