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CLICK for a List of ETHN Course Offerings Fall 2017 
August 8, 2017


Ethnic Studies will be at the following on campus events to meet with students:

Saturday, Aug. 19, from 830-1200 at OASIS: Summer Bridge Student Info Fair at Revelle Plaza
Monday, Sept. 25, from 1200-130 at the Student Services Fair on the UCSD Ridge Walk
Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 230-430 at the Welcome Week Block Party at the Cross-Cultural Center
Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 400-600 at the Welcome Week Fest at the UCSD Women's Center
Thursday, Sept 28, from 1230-130 at the Studying Social Justice Event at the Cross-Cultural Center

 


 

Studying Social Justice
Thursday, Sept. 28, from 1230-130 at the Cross-Cultural Center in the Comunidad Room at the Price Center East.
Meet students from African American Studies, Critical Gender Studies, Chicano/a Latino/a Arts & Humanities (CLAH) and Ethnic Studies who will share how studying social justice can be a personally rewarding and academically enriching experience at UC San Diego! This event is sponsored by Student Promoted Access Center for Educaiton and Service (SPACES). There will be FREE food!

Call for Proposals: 2018 Grants in Critical Refugee Studies

Grant period:  January 2018 through December 2018

Application deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:00pm PDT

For Faculty, Students, Community Organizations, and Artists

The UC Critical Refugee Studies Collective (CRSC) invites grant proposals from faculty, enrolled graduate and undergraduate students from any campus in the University of California system, as well as community organizations and artists working in the field of Critical Refugee Studies for projects to be undertaken from January-December 2018. 

In this second of our four annual grant cycles, priority will be given to projects that focus on the theme of Land and Water, though we welcome all proposals that shift the reference point in refugee studies from that of the state, humanitarian organizations, and policy makers to that of the refugees.  

Additional details about the CRSC grants, application process, and deadline can be found on our website at criticalrefugeestudies.com.

Funded by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), the UC CRSC is a four-year initiative aimed at making the University of California the premier institution for critical refugee teaching, research, and public initiatives.

For more information about CRSC and our initiatives, including the CRSC grants, please visit our website or contact us at criticalrefugeestudies@gmail.com.


Refugee Teaching symposium
November 3-4, 2017

Yến Lê Espiritu, Ethnic Studies, UCSD & Anita Casavantes Bradford, Chicano/Latino Studies & History, UC Irvine

Join us for a two-day symposium on Refugee Teaching, which will bring together local educators, students, parents, and community groups to discuss our vision for teaching and learning in/for the 21st century.The symposium will feature a diversity of speakers, including teachers, refugee students, refugee parents, and refugee-serving community groups, and will provide ample time for workshopping these issues in small group settings.

More updated details on the symposium and registration information will be available by October 15, 2017.


"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.