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  • 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."...

  • Christian Paiz Featured on the New Books Network

    September 21, 2023

    Prof. Christian Paiz sat down with the New Books Network Podcast to discuss his new book, The Strikers of Coachella. Makes for especially good listening around the anniversary of the UFW Movement's 1965 Delano Grape Strike. Listen here! strikers of cochella

  • Catherine Ceniza Choy a Finalist for Dayton Literary Peace Prize

    September 21, 2023

      Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy's Asian American Histories of the United States is a nonfiction finalist for the 2023 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, alongside a stellar and singular group of writers. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize honors writers whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global...

  • Peter Nelson Wins California Climate Action Seed Grant!

    August 24, 2023

    We're pleased to report that Peter Nelson (ESPM and Ethnic Studies) is the recipient of nearly $1 million from a California Climate Action Seed Grant. The grant supports Peter's work with tribal entities to expand the use of prescribed and cultural fire and increase tribal leadership in fire stewardship programs....

  • Nicholas Vargas named to U.S. Census National Advisory Council (NAC)

    August 15, 2023

    Our incoming faculty member, Nicholas Vargas, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Census. Vargas will join 10-12 academic researchers of race/ethnicity data to support the Census in improving its data collection practices. A brief description of the NAC is provided by the Census: The NAC...

  • New Book Release: Salar Mameni’s Terracene

    August 15, 2023

    Salar Mameni's Terracene: A Crude Aesthetics has just arrived from Duke University Press! From the press: "In Terracene Salar Mameni historicizes the popularization of the scientific notion of the Anthropocene alongside the emergence of the global war on terror. Mameni theorizes the Terracene as an epoch marked by a convergence...

  • Christian Paiz Receives Tenure!

    July 5, 2023

    It's with great pleasure that the Department can announce that Christian Paiz has received tenure and has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor! 🎉✨🎉 We congratulate Christian on achieving this major milestone--a true testament to his impactful research agenda, abiding commitment to teaching and mentorship, and his energetic...

  • Juana María Rodríguez featured in Berkeley News

    July 5, 2023

    Berkeley News recently sat down for an interview with Juana María Rodríguez to discuss her new book, Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex. Through an examination of archival photographs, illustrated biographies and visual accounts, Rodríguez relates intimate stories of Latinx sex workers from around the world and demonstrates the ways...