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  • Carolyn Chen Promoted to the Rank of Professor!

    November 3, 2022

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that Carolyn Chen has been promoted to the rank of Professor--a major accomplishment in the trajectory of any academic career! Carolyn is a sociologist of religion whose research has been recognized for its great originality, interdisciplinarity, scope, and empirical rigor. Carolyn is a...

  • Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman (PhD ’92) has been named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow!

    October 13, 2022

    Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman (PhD '92) has been named a 2022 MacArthur Fellow--colloquially called a "genius grant"!  It is among the highest honors scholars for scholars in our fields. Dr. Foreman is a professor of American Literature, African American Studies, and History at Pennsylvania State University, and the director of...

  • Departures’ Auspicious Arrival: Congratulations, Khatharya!

    October 4, 2022

    I'm very pleased to announce the publication of Departures: An Introduction to Critical Refugee Studies (UC Press, 2022), a book co-authored by our very own Professor Khatharya Um. Departures' arrival could not be more timely. Departures supports, contextualizes, and advances the field of critical refugee studies by providing a capacious account of its genealogy, methods,...

  • Congratulations! Prof. Juana María Rodríguez is our 2022 Kessler Award Recipient

    September 27, 2022

    The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) is proud to announce that Ethnic Studies Professor Juana María Rodríguez will be the recipient of the 31st annual Kessler Award. Chosen by the CLAGS Board of Directors, the prestigious Kessler Award is given to a scholar who has, over a number...

  • Alan Pelaez Lopez Wins Prestigious Poetry Foundation Prize

    September 23, 2022

    Hot off the presses!   Alan Pelaez Lopez (PhD 2022) has been awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship--one of the largest and most prestigious awards available for young poets in the US. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/foundation/press/158671/poetry-foundation-announces-the-2022-ruth-lilly-dorothy-sargent-rosenberg-poetry-fellows Alan is an Afro-Indigenous poet and an installation and adornment artist from Oaxaca,...

  • Prof. Telles Featured in Berkeley News

    September 21, 2022

    Our wonderful lecturer and filmmaker Ray Telles is featured in Berkeley News. Titled "Learning about Latinx culture, experiences through film," Prof. Telles discusses why he thinks it’s important to learn about Latin America through film and how he hopes his students come away inspired to further explore Latin American art...

  • SF Chronicle features Prof. Choy on her new book!

    September 14, 2022

    This Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle carried a wonderful interview of our own Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy by the novelist Leland Cheuk, about Cathy's new book, Asian American Histories of the United States. Congratulations, Cathy!  

  • We’re hiring! Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Asian American Humanities

    August 31, 2022

    The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. We encourage applications from scholars in any humanistic discipline, especially those who employ literary, media, digital...

  • AAADS, the LRC, and BUS in the California State Budget!

    July 14, 2022

    Great news out of Sacramento! The 2022-23 California State Budget includes several items sure to have a positive impact on the work we do in Ethnic Studies. Closest to home, the Budget includes $15 million for Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS) to increase faculty and enhance campus community engagement....

  • The Passing of Ethnic Studies Ph.D. student Ashley C. Phillips

    June 13, 2022

    It is with sadness that the Department of Ethnic Studies announces the untimely passing of Ethnic Studies Ph.D. student Ashley C. Phillips (1994 cohort) on May 26th.  His classmate and Ethnic Studies Lecturer Michael Chang shares these memories.   Many classmates of Ashley's and those in the years above and...