News & Events

Department News

  • Prof. Omi Featured in Berkeley News

    September 28, 2021

    Prof. Michael Omi is the subject of a wonderful and wide-ranging interview in Berkeley News! Berkeley News recently spoke to Omi about how his theory of racial formations has stood the test of time, what ethnic studies scholars need to focus on moving forward and why public discourse about the impact...

  • Prof. Piatote’s “The Beadworkers: Stories” is Magnetic!

    September 21, 2021

    The Berkeley News has just spotlighted the remarkable journey of Sariel Sandoval, a first-year UC Berkeley student from the Flathead Reservation in northwest Montana. Sariel's story is part of what makes Berkeley such an incredible place to teach and learn and grow. And the inspiration for her coming to Cal?...

  • We’re hiring! Assistant/Associate Professor in Native American Studies

    September 14, 2021

    The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Native American Studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We encourage applications from scholars in any discipline, especially those who employ Indigenous methodologies and take intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches...

  • We’re hiring! Assistant Professor of Native North American History (Depts of History and Ethnic Studies)

    September 14, 2021

    The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a joint tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Departments of History and Ethnic Studies in Native North American History. Region and time-period open. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who employ the methods of Native American...

  • “Four Faculty in Campus Leadership Roles”

    August 12, 2021

    This summer, several of our amazingly talented faculty in Ethnic Studies have been appointed to leadership roles across the UC Berkeley campus.    - Prof. Carolyn Chen will be serving as co-director of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion. - Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy will be serving as...

  • ES Graduate Student Lisa Ng Publishes Article on Asian American Activism in Environmental Justice Movement

    July 26, 2021

    Ethnic Studies graduate student Lisa Ng has just published an insightful new article on Asian American activism in the environmental justice movement.    "Cyborgian Model Minorities for Environmental Justice: East Asian American Studies from the 1991 National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit" has just appeared in the journal Environmental Justice, one...

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor – Cluster Hire in Latinxs and Democracy

    July 15, 2021

    The University of California, Berkeley seeks applicants for four tenure track (assistant professor) positions and one tenured (associate or full professor) position in the area of “Latinxs and Democracy,” with a focus on the US-centered Latinx experience and a potential start date of July 1, 2022. Successful junior candidates will...

  • The Artistic Brilliance of Ethnic Studies Dynamos Melanie Cervantes and Jesus Barraza has Just Been Featured on KCET. Check it out!

    July 13, 2021

  • Visualizing Solidarity: George Floyd/BLM Murals in Oakland

    July 7, 2021

    Check out this beautiful and powerful digital mapping of the George Floyd/BLM murals in Downtown Oakland by Dr. Pablo Gonzalez as part of his Future Histories class. It uses Augmented Reality to imbed interviews and podcasts with some of the artists involved. It is really impactful work that showcases what solidarity...

  • Essay by Ethnic Studies Ph.D. Dr. Jen Smith in Vogue

    July 7, 2021

    Dr. Jen Smith, who completed her PhD in our department in 2019, has just published an amazing essay in Vogue on Native knowledges and kelp farming in Cordova, Alaska. This is a fascinating story, and the photographs are stunning. You can read the essay here.   Congratulations to Jen on this major achievement!...