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,...
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...
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!
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...
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....
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...
May 31, 2022
Hector M. Callejas Accepted a three-year IDEAL Provostial Fellowship at Stanford University Presented at the annual meetings for the American Anthropological Association and the Latin American Studies Association Received an Outstanding GSI Award Claire Chun: Awarded The John L. Simpson Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, Global International & Area Studies, UC...
May 24, 2022
Read this opinion piece in The New York Times by Ethnic Studies Professor Carolyn Chen about when work becomes religion where she discusses her new book Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley.
May 11, 2022
The Ethnic Studies Department is delighted to formally announce that Keith Feldman has agreed to serve as the next Chair of the Department beginning July 1, 2022. Thank you Keith for your willingness to take on this important role. We know that you will provide effective and forward-looking leadership for...
May 3, 2022
Check out Ethnic Studies Professor Christian Paiz's newly published article "Essential Only as Labor: Coachella Valley Farmworkers during COVID-19" In it he examines the impact of COVID on farmworkers in Coachella Valley and the lessons it offers on the long history of Mexicans and their descendents as "essential labor" in...
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