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  • ES Grad David Pham in American Literary Journal

    November 1, 2023

    Congratulations to Ethnic Studies Graduate Student David Pham whose essay, "Touching Ash in Vietnamese Diasporic Aesthetics," was just published in American Literary Journal. His essay intervenes in critical interpretations of Vietnamese iconography to consider how fire and ash might serve as powerful ways to reimagine diasporic Vietnamese identity.  A gorgeous image from his...

  • Ethnic Studies Undergraduates Shining on Campus

    October 31, 2023

    Our undergraduates are such remarkable students, people, thinkers, change-agents. They breathe life everyday into the meaning and purpose of Ethnic Studies. That's why it's a special joy to see two of our undergrads featured in recent campus-wide media!   - Bianca Torres Murray shines in a recent video all about her journey...

  • Undergrad Angelica Garcia featured in Admissions Video

    October 23, 2023

    Ethnic Studies is featured in a brand new video for Cal Admissions!    Angelica Garcia, a Chicanx Latinx Studies Major, tells prospective students all about what makes Berkeley Ethnic Studies such an inspiring place. Along the way, Angelica shows off the Ethnic Studies Library, the Changemaker Podcasting Studio, our front...

  • Latest Issue of Islamophobia Studies Journal Just Released

    October 13, 2023

    The latest issue of the Islamophobia Studies Journal is just out now. Leading the editorial board is Dr. Hatem Bazian, in his capacity as the head of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project. Check out this timely open access publication!  

  • Vernadette Gonzalez interviewed in Berkeley News

    October 10, 2023

    Professor Vernadette Gonzalez recently sat down with Ivan Natividad of Berkeley News to talk about her wide-ranging research and teaching interests. They discuss the impact of U.S. colonialism and capitalism on Filipinx people in Hawaii, how Filipinx residents have found commonalities and belonging in Hawaii, and why it is important...

  • “There is More to the Recording”

    September 25, 2023

    Christian Paiz has recently published an article about Luciano Crespo, someone who played a very significant role in the UFW movement. The article also considers the emotional connections and responsibilities inherent to oral history methods.   "There is more to the recording: oral history and grief in the Coachella Valley."...

  • Christian Paiz Featured on the New Books Network

    September 21, 2023

    Prof. Christian Paiz sat down with the New Books Network Podcast to discuss his new book, The Strikers of Coachella. Makes for especially good listening around the anniversary of the UFW Movement's 1965 Delano Grape Strike. Listen here! strikers of cochella

  • Catherine Ceniza Choy a Finalist for Dayton Literary Peace Prize

    September 21, 2023

      Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy's Asian American Histories of the United States is a nonfiction finalist for the 2023 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, alongside a stellar and singular group of writers. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize honors writers whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global...

  • Peter Nelson Wins California Climate Action Seed Grant!

    August 24, 2023

    We're pleased to report that Peter Nelson (ESPM and Ethnic Studies) is the recipient of nearly $1 million from a California Climate Action Seed Grant. The grant supports Peter's work with tribal entities to expand the use of prescribed and cultural fire and increase tribal leadership in fire stewardship programs....

  • Nicholas Vargas named to U.S. Census National Advisory Council (NAC)

    August 15, 2023

    Our incoming faculty member, Nicholas Vargas, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Census. Vargas will join 10-12 academic researchers of race/ethnicity data to support the Census in improving its data collection practices. A brief description of the NAC is provided by the Census: The NAC...