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  • 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...

  • New Article: “A Living Peninsula”

    March 1, 2024

    Dr. Salar Mameni has just published a new article in the Critical Ethnic Studies Journal. Entitled "A Living Peninsula," the essay reflects on Laleh Khalili's Sinews of War on Trade. Mameni proposes that "thinking with the sea as a living entity is significant for challenging the possessive, colonial, and destructive movement of capital across...

  • Continued Recognition for Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory

    February 29, 2024

    The beautiful exhibition catalog for Amalia Mesa-Bains: Archaeology of Memory, which Laura Perez co-curated with María Esther Fernández, was recognized with an honorable mention for the 2024 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award competition.   The exhibition was also singled out as one of the defining exhibitions of 2023 in the world by Art News in December....

  • Ethnic Studies has Always Been Innovative!

    February 23, 2024

    I am pleased to share a wonderful article in Berkeley News, written by the ever-talented Ivan Natividad. The article focuses on Berkeley's history of innovation, and Ivan offers a powerful rendering of the origins of Ethnic Studies as transformative innovation! The article features wonderful insights from Harvey Dong, Clementina Duron, Vicci Wong,...

  • Prof. Gonzalez’s Children’s Books Project featured in Berkeley News!

    January 30, 2024

    Ivan Natividad has written a fabulous news story for Berkeley News about the innovative class project designed by our very own Dr. Pablo Gonzalez. Students in Gonzalez’s Introduction to Chicano History spent the fall semester researching Chicanx history, and then used those histories to produce original narratives and illustrations in storybook form for elementary...

  • Berkeley’s Holiday Gift Guide

    December 6, 2023

    This year Berkeley's Holiday Gift Guide features new titles by three Ethnic Studies faculty. Juana María Rodriguez's Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex; Fae Myenne Ng's Orphan Bachelor's: A Memoir; and Christian Paiz's The Striker's of Coachella: A Rank-and-File History of the UFW Movement.  Read more about these new books here:

  • Craig Santos Perez, PhD ’15 Wins 2023 National Book Award!

    November 20, 2023

    It is with great joy that we can report Craig Santos Perez (PhD '15 has won the 2023 National Book Award in Poetry for from unincorporated territory [åmot]! The collection includes experimental and visual poems diving into the history and culture of Craig's homeland, Guåhan. This book is the fifth collection in...

  • Berkeley News Story w/ Christian Paiz

    November 1, 2023

    Professor Christian Paiz recently sat down with Berkeley News to discuss the experiences of lesser-known members of the 1960s UFW movement. You can find this wonderful and wide-ranging conversation, grounded in Christian's brilliant historical research, here:   "Why we must look beyond César Chávez to understand United Farm Workers history"...