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  • New Article: “A Living Peninsula”

    March 1, 2024

    Dr. Salar Mameni has just published a new article in the Critical Ethnic Studies Journal. Entitled "A Living Peninsula," the essay reflects on Laleh Khalili's Sinews of War on Trade. Mameni proposes that "thinking with the sea as a living entity is significant for challenging the possessive, colonial, and destructive movement of capital across...

  • Continued Recognition for Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory

    February 29, 2024

    The beautiful exhibition catalog for Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory, which Laura Perez co-curated with María Esther Fernández, was recognized with an honorable mention for the 2024 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award competition.   The exhibition was also singled out as one of the defining exhibitions of 2023 in the world by Art News in December....

  • Ethnic Studies has Always Been Innovative!

    February 23, 2024

    I am pleased to share a wonderful article in Berkeley News, written by the ever-talented Ivan Natividad. The article focuses on Berkeley's history of innovation, and Ivan offers a powerful rendering of the origins of Ethnic Studies as transformative innovation! The article features wonderful insights from Harvey Dong, Clementina Duron, Vicci Wong,...

  • Prof. Gonzalez’s Children’s Books Project featured in Berkeley News!

    January 30, 2024

    Ivan Natividad has written a fabulous news story for Berkeley News about the innovative class project designed by our very own Dr. Pablo Gonzalez. Students in Gonzalez’s Introduction to Chicano History spent the fall semester researching Chicanx history, and then used those histories to produce original narratives and illustrations in storybook form for elementary...

  • Berkeley’s Holiday Gift Guide

    December 6, 2023

    This year Berkeley's Holiday Gift Guide features new titles by three Ethnic Studies faculty. Juana María Rodriguez's Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex; Fae Myenne Ng's Orphan Bachelor's: A Memoir; and Christian Paiz's The Striker's of Coachella: A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement.  Read more about these new books here:

  • Craig Santos Perez, PhD ’15 Wins 2023 National Book Award!

    November 20, 2023

    It is with great joy that we can report Craig Santos Perez (PhD '15 has won the 2023 National Book Award in Poetry for from unincorporated territory [åmot]! The collection includes experimental and visual poems diving into the history and culture of Craig's homeland, Guåhan. This book is the fifth collection in...

  • Berkeley News Story w/ Christian Paiz

    November 1, 2023

    Professor Christian Paiz recently sat down with Berkeley News to discuss the experiences of lesser-known members of the 1960s UFW movement. You can find this wonderful and wide-ranging conversation, grounded in Christian's brilliant historical research, here:   "Why we must look beyond César Chávez to understand United Farm Workers history"...

  • ES Grad David Pham in American Literary Journal

    November 1, 2023

    Congratulations to Ethnic Studies Graduate Student David Pham whose essay, "Touching Ash in Vietnamese Diasporic Aesthetics," was just published in American Literary Journal. His essay intervenes in critical interpretations of Vietnamese iconography to consider how fire and ash might serve as powerful ways to reimagine diasporic Vietnamese identity.  A gorgeous image from his...

  • Ethnic Studies Undergraduates Shining on Campus

    October 31, 2023

    Our undergraduates are such remarkable students, people, thinkers, change-agents. They breathe life everyday into the meaning and purpose of Ethnic Studies. That's why it's a special joy to see two of our undergrads featured in recent campus-wide media!   - Bianca Torres Murray shines in a recent video all about her journey...

  • Undergrad Angelica Garcia featured in Admissions Video

    October 23, 2023

    Ethnic Studies is featured in a brand new video for Cal Admissions!    Angelica Garcia, a Chicanx Latinx Studies Major, tells prospective students all about what makes Berkeley Ethnic Studies such an inspiring place. Along the way, Angelica shows off the Ethnic Studies Library, the Changemaker Podcasting Studio, our front...