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Graduate Student Alumni

  • Karina Oliva Alvarado

    Lecturer

    Chicana/o Studies Department at UCLA

    Graduation Year: 2007

  • Nancy Ordover

    Author of "American Eugenics"

    Department

    Graduation Year: 1997

  • Agustin Palacios

    Assistant Professor

    LaRaza Studies Department at Contra Costa College

    Graduation Year: 2012

  • David Palaita

    Professor

    Interdisciplinary Studies Department at City College of San Francisco

    Graduation Year: 2015

  • Gin Pang

    Leadership Research Director

    Department

    Graduation Year: 1997

  • Rhacel Parrenas

    Professor

    Sociology Department at University of Southern California Dornsife

    Graduation Year: 1998

  • Isabelle Pelaud

    Professor

    Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University

    Graduation Year: 1998

  • Craig Perez

    Associate Professor

    English Department at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

    Graduation Year: 2015

  • Kurt Peters

    Emeritus Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at Oregon State University

    Graduation Year: 1994

  • Minh-Ha Pham

    Associate Professor

    History of Art/Visual Studies Department at Pratt Institute

    Graduation Year: 2006

  • Eric Pido

    Associate Professor

    Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University

    Graduation Year: 2011

  • Darby Price

    Communications Instructor

    Asian American Studies/Communication/Environmental Management Department at Laney College

    Graduation Year: 1998

  • Jasbir Puar

    Professor

    Women's and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University

    Graduation Year: 1999

  • Catherine Ramirez

    Associate Professor

    Latin American & Latino Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz

  • Timothy Randazzo

    Associate Director of Graduate Teaching and Peer Learning Programs

    Center for Teaching and Learning Department at Stanford University

    Graduation Year: 2005

  • Annette Reed

    Director

    Native American Studies Department at Sacramento State University

    Graduation Year: 1999

  • Ethel Regis

    Undergraduate Advisor/Coordinator

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at University of California San Diego

    Graduation Year: 2013

  • Jennifer Reimer

    Assistant Professor

    Department of American Culture and Literature Department at Bilkent University

    Graduation Year: 2011

  • Margaret Rhee

    Fellow in Digital Practice

    English Department at Harvard University

    Graduation Year: 2014

  • Victor Rios

    Professor

    Sociology Department at UC Santa Barbara

    Graduation Year: 2005

  • Rowena Robles

    Dissertation Consultant

    Department

    Graduation Year: 2003

  • Dylan Rodriguez

    Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at University of California Riverside

    Graduation Year: 2001

  • Juana Rodriguez

    Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at UC Berkeley

    Graduation Year: 1998

  • Hilda Mercedes Romero

    Assistant Professor

    Interdisciplinary Studies/American Literature/American Studies Department at Sonoma State University

    Graduation Year: 2008

  • Joanne Rondilla

    Lecturer

    Asian Pacific American Studies Department at Arizona State University

    Graduation Year: 2012

  • Horacio Roque Ramirez

    Associate Professor (Deceased)

    Chicana/o Studies Department at University of California Santa Barbara

    Graduation Year: 2001

  • Larry Salomon

    Lecturer

    Ethnic Studies Department at San Francisco State University

    Graduation Year: 2005

  • Michael Albert Schulze-Oechtering

    Department

    Graduation Year: 2016

  • Jared Sexton

    Associate Professor

    African American Studies/Film & Media Studies Department at University of California Irvine

    Graduation Year: 2002

  • Irum Shiekh

    Visiting Professor/Academic Advisor

    Ethnic Studies Department at University of Oregon

    Graduation Year: 2004

  • Jaideep Singh

    Assistant Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at California State University East Bay

    Graduation Year: 2008

  • Harriett Skye

    Vice President of Intertribal Programs (deceased)

    Public Education/American Indian College Fund Department at United Tribes Technical College

    Graduation Year: 2007

  • Connie So

    Senior Lecturer

    American Ethnic Studies Department at University of Washington

    Graduation Year: 2000

  • James Sobredo

    Associate Professor

    Asian American Studies/Ethnic Studies Department at Sacramento State University

    Graduation Year: 1998

  • Lilia Soto

    Assistant Professor

    Latina/o Studies/American Studies Department at University of Wyoming

    Graduation Year: 2008

  • Caridad Souza

    Assistant Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University

    Graduation Year: 1995

  • Robert Soza

    Faculty

    English Department at Mesa Community College

    Graduation Year: 2010

  • Gabriela Spears-Rico

    Assistant Professor

    American Indian Studies/Chicano & Latino Studies Department at University of Minnesota

    Graduation Year: 2015

  • Winona Stevenson

    Associate Professor

    Indigenous Studies Department at University of Saskatchewan

    Graduation Year: 2000

  • Caroline Streeter

    Associate Professor

    English/African American Studies Department at University of California Los Angeles

    Graduation Year: 2000

  • Kristen Sun

    Advisor: Elaine Kim

    Bio & Research Interests

    Kristen Sun is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She received a MA degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and a BA in American Studies with minors in Asian American Studies and Film and Media Studies from Northwestern University. Her dissertation focuses on contemporary memorializations of the Korean War in South Korean and U.S. cinema, museums, and memorials. Her research and teaching interests encompass race, gender, war, trauma, memory, U.S. empire in Asia, Cold War cultures and legacies, and transnational Asian American Studies. During her time at Northwestern, Kristen was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. From 2014-2015, Kristen was a Fulbright Junior Researcher in South Korea.

  • Thomas Swensen

    Assistant Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University

    Graduation Year: 2011

  • Daphne Taylor-Garcia

    Assistant Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at University of California San Diego

    Graduation Year: 2008

  • John Torok

    World Association of International Students

    Department

    Graduation Year: 2008

  • Joshua Troncoso

    Assistant Professor

    Ethnic Studies Department at CSU San Jose

    Graduation Year: 2012

  • Wesley Ueunten

    Associate Professor

    Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University

    Graduation Year: 2007

  • Caroline Valverde

    Faculty

    Asian American Studies Department at UC Davis

    Graduation Year: 2002

  • Yolanda Venegas

    Lecturer

    Writing Program Department at UC Santa Cruz

    Graduation Year: 2004

  • Jennifer Vest

    Lecturer and Performing Artist

    Department

    Graduation Year: 2000

  • María Villaseñor

    Associate Professor

    Division of Humanities & Communication Department at CSU Monterey Bay

    Graduation Year: 2006

  • Frederick "Rickey" Vincent

    Lecturer

    African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley

    Graduation Year: 2008

  • Oliver Wang

    Associate Professor

    Sociology Department Department at CSU Long Beach

    Graduation Year: 2004

  • Sarah Whitt

    Advisor: Raúl Coronado, Shari Huhndorf

    Bio & Research Interests

    My dissertation “False Promises: Race, Power, and the Chimera of Indian Assimilation, 1879-1934,” centers on the institutionalization and punishment of American Indian women and men at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (1879-1918) in Carlisle, PA and the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians (1902-1934) in Canton, SD, the first institutions of their kind designed solely for Indian people. Specifically, I analyze how white American officials at Carlisle and Canton devised new disciplinary techniques to control, manage, and immobilize adult Indian people, and how officials at both sites enacted punitive policies articulated as uplifting. In examining the entwined objectives of Carlisle and Canton, I reveal how two separate institutions furthered settler-colonial processes of Indigenous elimination and proletarianization through overlapping punitive policies and practices. I am concerned with the relationship between Carlisle and Canton, how Indian women and men navigated disciplinary structures that seized upon their bodies and minds as pathological, deviant, and infantile, and how white Americans wielded punishment as a form of white racial power held in common over Indian people under their jurisdiction. These phenomena expose how Carlisle and Canton segregated, racialized, and criminalized Indian women and men at least as much as they claimed to educate, train, care for, or “cure” them. 

    Sarah Whitt (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. She received her MA from UC Berkeley’s Department of Ethnic Studies, and holds a BA in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research is supported by the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender, the Cobell Scholarship, and UC Berkeley’s Mentored Research Award.

  • Alexandra Witkin-New Holy

    Department

    Graduation Year: 1997

  • Shelly Sunn Wong

    Associate Professor

    English Department at Cornell Univeristy

    Graduation Year: 1994

  • Matthew Wray

    Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair

    Liberal Arts Department at Temple University

    Graduation Year: 2000

  • Kathleen Yep

    Professor

    Asian American Studies Department

    Graduation Year: 2002

  • Jonathan Yorba

    President and CEO

    Department at The Community Foundation

    Graduation Year: 2000

  • Byungsun Yu

    Department

    Graduation Year: 2014