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  • 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.    

  • Congratulations Pablo! Recipient of The Distinguished Teaching Award

    April 12, 2022

    We are exceptionally delighted to announce that this year, the University's highest award for teaching, the Distinguished Teaching Award, goes to our very own Pablo Gonzalez. All who know Pablo, know his dedication to the students of Ethnic Studies, whether it is producing transformational podcasts in the brand new Changemaker...

  • Congratulations Professor. Lok Siu! 2022 Recipient of the Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award

    April 12, 2022

    The good news just keeps coming to our corner of campus. We are delighted to announce that Prof. Lok Siu will be one of the 2022 recipients of the Graduate Assembly Faculty Mentor Award. This award is particularly meaningful because it is awarded by graduate students themselves. There will be...

  • Professor Shari Huhndorf in Washington Monthly

    April 12, 2022

    Our very own Shari Huhndorf recently published this important article, "Native, Inc." in Washington Monthly on Alaska Native land claims and the activists in her own community. It's a wonderful example of public-facing scholarship and an inspiring story that we all should know about. Congratulations Shari!    

  • Dr. Pérez’s forthcoming co-edited book already receiving recognition!

    December 9, 2021

    Publishers Weekly selected Consuelo Jimenez Underwood: Art, Vision, Weaving (Duke University Press, July 2022), co-edited by Laura E. Pérez and Ann Marie Leimer, as one of their top ten most anticipated art books of Spring 2022 in their biannual Adult Announcements issue. The PW page is attached.  The volume also received a College Art Association's...

  • Prof. Rodriguez speaks on new book project!

    November 24, 2021

    In this short video profile, Prof. Juana María Rodríguez, currently the John P. Birkelund Fellow in Humanities at the American Academy in Berlin, talks about her new book project, Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex. Prof. Rodríguez will be delivering a presentation from this new book project live from...