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  • We’re hiring! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Asian American Humanities

    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...

  • AAADS, the LRC, and BUS in the California State Budget!

    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....

  • The Passing of Ethnic Studies Ph.D. student Ashley C. Phillips

    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...

  • Ethnic Studies Graduate Program Student Accomplishments AY 2021-2022

    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...

  • Professor Carolyn Chen in The New York Times!

    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.

  • Congratulation Keith Feldman! Our new Chair for the Department of Ethnic Studies

    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...

  • Professor Christian Paiz’s newly published article

    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...

  • $1,000,000 Grant from Henry Luce Foundation, Congratulation Prof. Carolyn Chen!

    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...

  • Professor Salar Mameni Interview with Matrix on Forthcoming Book

    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. [embed][/embed]  

  • New Book Launch: Carolyn Chen’s “Work, Pray, Code”

    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.