Our Vision

Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability.

The department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts.

Ethnic Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and the broader public.


Ethnic Studies Department Chair Welcome Letter 2020-21

Giving to Ethnic Studies

Learn about ways you can support the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego.

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Statement on Faculty Governance, Research Ethics, and Cultural Protocols 


Current Recruitments: 


Assistant Teaching Professor in Ethnic Studies and Global Health

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Temporary Lecturer 2023-2024 - Ethnic Studies
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Temporary Lecturer 2023-2024 - Critical Gender Studies
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