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  • Announcement: Our Very Own Ethnic Studies Student Receives a CRG Grant for Their Project

    May 20, 2021

    Congratulations to Ethnic Studies Student Maria Cristina Ortiz, a double major in Ethnic Studies and Political Science for her Center for Race and Gender Undergraduate Research Grant for her project--"Forbidden Fruit: Exposing the Underbelly of Napa's Wine Industry Through the Exploration of Latinx Immigrant Labor." Congratulations Cristina!  We are all so proud...

  • UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff Statement in Support of Palestine

    May 20, 2021

    The Ethnic Studies Department's Community Relations Committee drafted the following statement for faculty and staff at UC Berkeley to express their support for Palestine. The statement was released on Thursday, May 20, 2021. If you want to be included as a signatory, please click here to add your name. There you will find the most...

  • Department of ES is Proud to Announce Dr. Hatem Bazian’s Newest Book Release – Erasing the Human: Collapse of the Postcolonial World and the Refugee Immigration Crisis

    April 26, 2021

    The Department of Ethnic Studies is proud to announce the release of Dr. Hatem Bazian's newest book Erasing the Human: Collapse of the Postcolonial Worl and the Refugee Immigration Crisis, published by Claritas Books. This impactful new book explores the collapse of the post-colonial world through the lens of Palestine. "Borders...

  • Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy in CNN Style on Asian Americans Embracing Their Heritage

    April 12, 2021

    Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy was interviewed by Jessie Yeung in "Why some Asian Americans are embracing their heritage by dropping their anglicized names." This story is part of Hyphenated, a CNN Style series launched by Stephy Chung, which explores the complex issue of identity for minorities in the US, beginning with a...

  • Ethnic Studies Associate Professor Raúl Coronado wins a Guggenheim!

    April 12, 2021

    The Department of Ethnic Studies is thrilled to announce that Associate Professor Raúl Coronado has been selected as a Guggenheim Fellow. The Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the highest academic achievements in the Academy, is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts....

  • Special Issue of Trans en las Américas is now Available in Spanish

    April 5, 2021

    The Special Issue of Trans en las Américas, coedited by Ethnic Studies Prof. Juana María Rodríguez, along with Cole Riski, Claudia Sofía Garriga-López, and Denilson Lopes is now available in Spanish. This translation of this issue was made possible in part by contribution from the LGBTQ Cluster of the Institute for...

  • Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy in Berkeley Conversations and Matrix on Point Panel about Anti-Asian Violence

    April 5, 2021

    From Donald Trump’s calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” to the recent wave of violent attacks in the Bay Area, the past year has seen a sharp increase in racist attacks on Asians and Asian Americans. The causes and consequences of this racism were at the center of a Berkeley Conversations...

  • Co-Authored Essay by Catherine Ceniza Choy and Greg Choy in New Edition of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption

    April 5, 2021

    The new edition of Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption, edited by Jane Jeong Trenka, Julia Chinyere Oparah, and Sun Yung Shin, has been published by University of Minnesota Press. Catherine Ceniza Choy and Greg Choy have a co-authored essay "What Lies Beneath: Reframing Daughter from Danang" in this landmark publication.   ...

  • Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy on NPR Code Switch on the History of Filipino Nurses in the US

    April 5, 2021

    This March 31, 2021, NPR Code Switch episode spotlights Filipino nurses in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring reporting by The Atlantic Experiment’s Gabrielle Berbey and Tracie Hunte, the work of Jollene Levid and Kanlungan to remember the Filipino nurses who died and how they lived, and Professor Choy's book Empire...

  • Ethnic Studies Alum Wins Prize!

    March 25, 2021

    Ethnic Studies alum and University of Minnesota Assistant Professor Gabriela Spears-Rico is the recipient of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship, 2021–23, and the Institute for Advanced Studies Residential Faculty Fellowship, Spring 2022. Congratulations Gabriela! We are all so very proud of your accomplishments!