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  • Mario Barrera, Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies (1939-2024)

    April 22, 2024

    In Memoriam   By Professor Lorena Oropeza   Mario Barrera, Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies, passed away on March 29, 2024, in Ventura, California. He was one of the founders of the field of Chicano Studies whose influential writings shaped the discipline. He was our respected and beloved colleague.  ...

  • Ethnic Studies Continuing Lecturer Victoria Robinson wins the 2024 UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award

    April 18, 2024

    April 15, 2024 Emily Yang Ethnic Studies Continuing Lecturer and American Cultures Program Director Victoria Robinson was named a recipient of the 2024 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA)(link is external), UC Berkeley’s highest honor. The DTA recognizes faculty who consistently do an outstanding job teaching and inspiring their students. These faculty members...

  • “Lisa Ng and David Maldonado Recognized as Outstanding GSIs”

    April 12, 2024

    Ethnic Studies undergraduate classrooms are vital, complex, and energizing sites of learning; those lucky enough to teach our students routinely bring commitment, creativity, and curiosity to the work.   This year, Lisa Ng and David Maldonado are the recipients of the Department's 2024 Outstanding GSI Award. Lisa, a fifth year doctoral student in Ethnic...

  • Claire Chun interviews Dr. Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu

    April 12, 2024

    diaCritics, the online publication of DVAN (the Diasporic Vietnamese Artists Network) has published a rich and robust conversation between Ethnic Studies doctoral student Claire Chun and Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU. “To live with opacity, to live with uncertainty”: A Conversation with Thuy Linh...

  • Larissa Nez publishes “Reuniting & Returning: Balancing our Universe through Weaving”

    April 5, 2024

    Second-year PhD student, Larissa Nez, recently authored the essay, “Reuniting & Returning: Balancing our Universe through Weaving,” featured in the exhibition catalogue, Horizons: Weaving Between the Lines with Diné Textiles, edited by Hadley W. Jensen and published by the Museum of New Mexico Press.   Larissa’s essay explores the ways that Diné...

  • HSESI in the News!

    March 28, 2024

    Berkeley News has just published a wonderful new article entitled "Soon, California educators must teach ethnic studies. UC Berkeley is helping them prepare."    The work of the High School Ethnic Studies Initiative (HSESI) is featured prominently in the piece, alongside important initiatives taking place in the Berkeley School of Education. The author,...

  • Christian Paiz’s Book Reviewed in The Nation

    March 25, 2024

    Christian Paiz's book, The Strikers of Coachella: A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement, has just been the subject of a wonderful long-form review in The Nation. Check it out here!

  • Our Newest Distinguished Teaching Award Winner: Victoria Robinson!

    March 20, 2024

     Our very own Victoria Robinson has been recognized with Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award—the highest recognition the campus bestows for teaching!  Victoria is a dynamo pedagogue, collaborator, and mentor for students. She conveys an infectious love to her students of the promise and possibility of the Ethnic Studies classroom as an...

  • New Publication: “The Choice of Liberdade: Brazilian Facets of Anti-Asian Racism and the Activism’s Response”

    March 5, 2024

    Maria "Mavi" Victória Riberio Ruy has recently co-authored an essay titled "The Choice of Liberdade: Brazilian Facets of Anti-Asian Racism and the Activism’s Response." The essay provides a brief overview of Asian racial positionality in Brazil, wrapped up with an 2020 episode in which the "Oriental" element of the Liberdade...

  • Celebrating Decades of Staff Service

    March 4, 2024

    Our staff in Ethnic Studies and in the AGES cluster are an absolutely critical pillar of the work we do--from student engagement to facilities to graduate advising to the countless (many hundreds!) of financial transactions that enable us to achieve our educational mission.   Recently, campus leadership hosted a luncheon...