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  • 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!    https://cla.umn.edu/chicano-latino/news-events/announcement/gabriela-spears-rico-has-won-mcknight-land-grant-professorship?fbclid=IwAR1N1TmQieYnRkdiXfggVH4GLu9tRkf-N7V9Wmqyw36z3F7KkhcDVmVj1is

  • Ethnic Studies Emeriti Professor; Eveyln Nakano Glenn in the New York Times

    March 25, 2021

    So exciting to see this powerful interview with Emeriti Professor of Ethnic Studies, Eveyln Nakano Glenn, in the New York Times. She was the first Ethnic Studies faculty for whom I served as a GSI when I was a graduate student. Her scholarship continues to teach and inspire us so...

  • Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy on KQED Morning Edition on the Surge of Anti-Asian Violence and the Importance of Race and Gender

    March 24, 2021

    Police said the murderer in Atlanta wasn’t motivated by race. But advocates say race and gender can't be divorced. On March 22, 2021, Brian Watt talks with Catherine Ceniza Choy, a professor of Asian American history.   https://omny.fm/shows/kqed-segmented-audio/advocates-react-to-the-atlanta-killer-not-being-mo?#description  

  • Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy on NBC TODAY Show on Racism and Misogyny in Atlanta Spa Shootings

    March 24, 2021

    NBC's Jo Ling Kent interviewed Rep. Judy Chu of California and Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy for this story, which was broadcast on NBC's Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist on March 21, 2021. They emphasize the importance of racism and misogyny in these tragic shootings.    https://www.today.com/video/atlanta-spa-shootings-spotlight-spike-in-violence-against-asian-americans-108881989834  

  • Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy on ABC 20/20 Special, “20/20 Murder in Atlanta”

    March 24, 2021

    Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy was interviewed about racism and sexism in Asian American history as part of the ABC 20/20 special “20/20 Murder in Atlanta,” which aired on March 19, 2021. You can stream the full episode on HULU. Prof. Choy appears in the second half in a segment that includes Asian American...