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 "Reimagining the Working Class: A Roundtable on Economic and Racial Justice in the Age of Trump."
January 14, 2017

Professor Curtis Marez recently participated in a forum in the LA Review of Books.


Professor Curtiz Marez’s book “Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance” inspires a Flash Forward podcast
January 3, 2017

LISTEN to Robocrop episode on futuristic farming technology.


Professor Yen Espiritu Awarded UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives Award 
December 15, 2017

Distinguished Professor Espiritu's proposal on “Critical Refugee Studies” has been selected for a UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives award of $1.6 million. In collaboration with faculty from UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Berkeley, this four-year project is dedicated to documenting how the lives of refugees have been shaped by human conflict and climate change.The Ethnic Studies Department would like to congratulate Professor Espiritu on this award as well as on her continued dedication to this field of research! 


Professor Emerita Ana Celia Zentella Awarded the Public Outreach and Community Service Award
November 19, 2016

The Society for Linguistic Anthropology awarded this year’s Public Outreach and Community Service award to Dr. Ana Celia Zentella in recognition for her work that effectively impacts public awareness of social issues involving language and communication and represents a significant service to a particular community outside of the academy. The Ethnic Studies Department would like to congratulate Professor Emerita Ana Celia Zentella for her award and public outreach in areas of language pride, language rights, and language activism.


Ethnic Studies Professor Mattie Marie Harper Wins 2016-17 UCSD Hellman's Fellowship

June 9, 2016

The Hellman Fellows Program at UC San Diego, established by Warren Hellman and his family, provides funding to promising young faculty who are in the early stages of their career and have distinguished themselves in their field of research. The Ethnic Studies Department would like to congratulate Professor Mattie Marie Harper for winning such an outstanding award!


“Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler” Conference
June 3-5, 2016

Organized by Professor Shelley Streeby, the conference endeavors to engage intersecting identities through multiple mediums and fields of study. Participants will consider how Butler's work helps us imagine a future where justice is attainable and differences are celebrated. The conference will take place from June 3-5, 2016 at the UC San Diego Cross-Cultural Center.


Transnational Solidarities: African American Activists in China During the 1960s
June 2, 2016

Watch Ethnic Studies professor Dayo Gore speak at UC San Diego & You alumni event. 


Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison, Artistic Giants of Postwar Harlem
June 1, 2016

Read about Professor Gabriel Mendes, whose recently published book, "Under the Strain of Color," has been recognized in a recent New York Times article about a Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison exhibit.  


South Asian Community Debates ‘South Asia,’ ‘India’ Ahead of Textbook Updates
May 31, 2016

NBC News spoke with Kamala Visweswaran of Ethnic Studies, a member of the South Asia Faculty Group, while deliberations were in process. The California Department of Education’s Instructional Quality Commission voted not to use “South Asia” in place of “India,” First Post reported.  


American Indian Narratives in Picture Form
April 21, 2016

Professor Ross Frank and his work on Native American Ledger art is predominantly featured in this New York Times article.


The UCSD Ethnic Studies Department Condemns Racist Graffiti on Campus
April 8, 2016

The Ethnic Studies Department condemns in the strongest terms the racist graffiti at UCSD and, more broadly, the newly virulent forms of racism, Islamophobia, misogyny and homophobia that characterize contemporary politics. The most recent incident of hateful speech seeks to intimidate and harass Latinxs in particular, and it fosters a hostile climate that threatens to compromise the right of students to pursue their educations, and the ability of faculty and staff to do their jobs. We offer our steadfast support to the Raza Resource Center, and to student communities of color most directly and intensely affected by these events. We ask campus administration to undertake an investigation of this incident and to take swift disciplinary action against any found responsible for such acts.

To read the full statement click here.


Modernity's Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music
April 1, 2016

Listen to Professor Roshanak Kheshti’s interview on the New Books Network podcast.


Diversity Awards Recognize Dedication to Empowerment and Community Engagement
March 10, 2016

Professors Dayo F. Gore, Sara Clarke Kaplan, and Daphne Taylor-Garcia, and graduate student Amrah Salomon J.  were honored at the UC San Diego Diversity Awards.

Watch: Professors Dayo F. Gore and Sara Clarke Kaplan founded the Black Studies Project

Professor Daphne Taylor-Garcia co-founded the Mackey-Cua Project.

Watch: Amrah Salomon J. was also honored for their work as a teaching assistant in Ethnic Studies DEI courses.


Why White People Should Care About Anti-Racism on Campus
February 24, 2016

Laura Barraclough, alumna of Ethnic Studies, now an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Yale University, describes the impact of our ethnic studies program in Huffington Post article:

"Twenty years ago, as a freshman at the University of California, San Diego, I took my first ethnic studies class. I had planned to study biology, but found the courses in my major uninspiring. On a friend’s suggestion, I enrolled in “Ethnic Diversity and the City.” It was supposed to be my “fun class” amidst lots of science and calculus. As it turned out, the class was not particularly entertaining, but it did change my life."


WATCH: Republicans — Then And Now — Talking About Drug Addiction
February 8, 2016

NPR reaches out to Curtis Marez for their coverage of the Republican Party primaries.