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  • Lok Siu Promoted to Full Professor!

    December 13, 2022

    It is with great joy that Ethnic Studies announces that Lok Siu has been promoted to the rank of Professor! One of the foremost scholars of Asian diaspora studies, Lok has broken new ground in linking hemispheric and transpacific approaches to the study of Asian migration. She is a highly...

  • “Recovering Memory in Cambodia and Diaspora” Receives Luce Foundation Grant

    December 10, 2022

    Congratulations to Khatharya Um and her collaborator, Penny Edwards, for receiving a $60k grant from the Luce Foundation for their project "Recovering Memory in Cambodia and Diaspora: Hidden Histories, Archiving Cinema,” a collaboration between the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center in Cambodia, CSEAS, Berkeley Art Museum, BAMPFA and UCSC. The grant...

  • Choy’s Asian American Histories Continues to Soar

    December 5, 2022

    Catherine Ceniza Choy's Asian American Histories of the United States (Beacon, 2022) continues to garner widespread national attention. The book is featured as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of 2022 by Kirkus Reviews. It also made the Longlist for the 2022 Non-Obvious Book Awards. Cathy recently gave a wide-ranging interview to Truthout about...

  • Carolyn Chen Promoted to the Rank of Professor!

    November 3, 2022

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that Carolyn Chen has been promoted to the rank of Professor--a major accomplishment in the trajectory of any academic career! Carolyn is a sociologist of religion whose research has been recognized for its great originality, interdisciplinarity, scope, and empirical rigor. Carolyn is a...

  • Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman (PhD ’92) has been named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow!

    October 13, 2022

    Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman (PhD '92) has been named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow--colloquially called a "genius grant"!  It is among the highest honors scholars for scholars in our fields. Dr. Foreman is a professor of American Literature, African American Studies, and History at Pennsylvania State University, and the director of...

  • Departures’ Auspicious Arrival: Congratulations, Khatharya!

    October 4, 2022

    I'm very pleased to announce the publication of Departures: An Introduction to Critical Refugee Studies (UC Press, 2022), a book co-authored by our very own Professor Khatharya Um. Departures' arrival could not be more timely. Departures supports, contextualizes, and advances the field of critical refugee studies by providing a capacious account of its genealogy, methods,...

  • Congratulations! Prof. Juana María Rodríguez is our 2022 Kessler Award Recipient

    September 27, 2022

    The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) is proud to announce that Ethnic Studies Professor Juana María Rodríguez will be the recipient of the 31st annual Kessler Award. Chosen by the CLAGS Board of Directors, the prestigious Kessler Award is given to a scholar who has, over a number...

  • Alan Pelaez Lopez Wins Prestigious Poetry Foundation Prize

    September 23, 2022

    Hot off the presses!   Alan Pelaez Lopez (PhD 2022) has been awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship--one of the largest and most prestigious awards available for young poets in the US. Alan is an Afro-Indigenous poet and an installation and adornment artist from Oaxaca,...

  • Prof. Telles Featured in Berkeley News

    September 21, 2022

    Our wonderful lecturer and filmmaker Ray Telles is featured in Berkeley News. Titled "Learning about Latinx culture, experiences through film," Prof. Telles discusses why he thinks it’s important to learn about Latin America through film and how he hopes his students come away inspired to further explore Latin American art...

  • SF Chronicle features Prof. Choy on her new book!

    September 14, 2022

    This Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle carried a wonderful interview of our own Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy by the novelist Leland Cheuk, about Cathy's new book, Asian American Histories of the United States. Congratulations, Cathy!