August 31, 2022
The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. We encourage applications from scholars in any humanistic discipline, especially those who employ literary, media, digital...
July 14, 2022
Great news out of Sacramento! The 2022-23 California State Budget includes several items sure to have a positive impact on the work we do in Ethnic Studies. Closest to home, the Budget includes $15 million for Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS) to increase faculty and enhance campus community engagement....
June 13, 2022
It is with sadness that the Department of Ethnic Studies announces the untimely passing of Ethnic Studies Ph.D. student Ashley C. Phillips (1994 cohort) on May 26th. His classmate and Ethnic Studies Lecturer Michael Chang shares these memories. Many classmates of Ashley's and those in the years above and...
May 31, 2022
Hector M. Callejas Accepted a three-year IDEAL Provostial Fellowship at Stanford University Presented at the annual meetings for the American Anthropological Association and the Latin American Studies Association Received an Outstanding GSI Award Claire Chun: Awarded The John L. Simpson Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Global International & Area Studies, UC...
May 24, 2022
Read this opinion piece in The New York Times by Ethnic Studies Professor Carolyn Chen about when work becomes religion where she discusses her new book Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley.
May 11, 2022
The Ethnic Studies Department is delighted to formally announce that Keith Feldman has agreed to serve as the next Chair of the Department beginning July 1, 2022. Thank you Keith for your willingness to take on this important role. We know that you will provide effective and forward-looking leadership for...
May 3, 2022
Check out Ethnic Studies Professor Christian Paiz's newly published article "Essential Only as Labor: Coachella Valley Farmworkers during COVID-19" In it he examines the impact of COVID on farmworkers in Coachella Valley and the lessons it offers on the long history of Mexicans and their descendents as "essential labor" in...
May 2, 2022
Carolyn Chen, Ethnic Studies Professor and Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) director, is pleased to announce a $1,000,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of a 4-year project with the Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI). This grant will support APARRI in its mission to advance the...
April 27, 2022
Be sure to check out this interview with Ethnic Studies Assistant Professor Salar Mameni in which they talk about their new book project and the concept of the Terracene, which connects the War on Terror to our contemporary social and ecological crises. https://matrix.berkeley.edu/research-article/the-terracene/ [embed]http://matrix.berkeley.edu/research-article/the-terracene/[/embed]
April 13, 2022
Professor Carolyn Chen launched her new book, "Work, Pray, Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley." From Princeton University Press, this work examines how tech giants reshape spirituality to serve their religion of peak productivity.
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