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  • 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!...

  • Professor Lok Siu Co-authors Comic Explaining Asian American Wealth Gap

    June 15, 2021

    Ethnic Studies Professor Lok Siu has co-authored an illuminating comic offering the necessary historical context to understand the Asian American wealth gap. Congratulations on this creative work of public education!     "The Asian American wealth gap, explained in a comic," by Lok Siu and Jamie Noguchi  

  • Our Very own Ethnic Studies Professor and Chair, Juana Maria Rodriguez has Been Selected to Receive the Berlin Award This Year

    June 3, 2021

    Ethnic Studies Professor and Chair, Juana María Rodríguez has been selected to receive the prestigious Berlin Prize and will be spending the Fall semester in residence at the American Academy in Berlin. The Berlin Prize is awarded annually to American or US-based scholars, writers, composers, and artists who represent the...

  • Ethnic Studies – Adjunct Associate Professor Ray Telles is in the San Francisco Chronicle Discussing his Latest Film Project

    June 3, 2021

    Check out Ethnic Studies Adjunct Associate Professor and documentarian Ray Telles in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing his latest film project "Keeper of the Flame," about the life of former San Francisco Poet Laureate and long time activist Alejandro Murgia, premiering at the 20th San Francisco Documentary Festival.  

  • Announcement: Our Very Own Ethnic Studies Student Receives a CRG Grant for Their Project

    May 20, 2021

    Congratulations to Ethnic Studies Student Maria Cristina Ortiz, a double major in Ethnic Studies and Political Science for her Center for Race and Gender Undergraduate Research Grant for her project--"Forbidden Fruit: Exposing the Underbelly of Napa's Wine Industry Through the Exploration of Latinx Immigrant Labor." Congratulations Cristina!  We are all so proud...

  • UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff Statement in Support of Palestine

    May 20, 2021

    The Ethnic Studies Department's Community Relations Committee drafted the following statement for faculty and staff at UC Berkeley to express their support for Palestine. The statement was released on Thursday, May 20, 2021. If you want to be included as a signatory, please click here to add your name. There you will find the most...

  • Department of ES is Proud to Announce Dr. Hatem Bazian’s Newest Book Release – Erasing the Human: Collapse of the Postcolonial World and the Refugee Immigration Crisis

    April 26, 2021

    The Department of Ethnic Studies is proud to announce the release of Dr. Hatem Bazian's newest book Erasing the Human: Collapse of the Postcolonial Worl and the Refugee Immigration Crisis, published by Claritas Books. This impactful new book explores the collapse of the post-colonial world through the lens of Palestine. "Borders...

  • Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy in CNN Style on Asian Americans Embracing Their Heritage

    April 12, 2021

    Prof. Catherine Ceniza Choy was interviewed by Jessie Yeung in "Why some Asian Americans are embracing their heritage by dropping their anglicized names." This story is part of Hyphenated, a CNN Style series launched by Stephy Chung, which explores the complex issue of identity for minorities in the US, beginning with a...

  • Ethnic Studies Associate Professor Raúl Coronado wins a Guggenheim!

    April 12, 2021

    The Department of Ethnic Studies is thrilled to announce that Associate Professor Raúl Coronado has been selected as a Guggenheim Fellow. The Guggenheim Fellowship, one of the highest academic achievements in the Academy, is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts....