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New Minors

This Fall - Fall 2020 - the University of Oregon adds two new minors that draw extensively on IRES course offerings and the expertise of our faculty: Latinx Studies and Black Studies. In addition to the minor in Native American Studies, these minors can be taken in conjunction with the ES major or minor. Click the links in the banner above for more information!


In response to the ever-evolving circumstances during the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Department is following the University’s Return To Campus Plan for Fall Term. This means that our staff will be working remotely. Please see our linked web pages for more information regarding course offerings and our various specialty degree programs.

Questions may be e-mailed to ethnic@uoregon.edu.

We value your safety and are up to the challenge of finding new and creative ways to continue to provide you with the same caliber of enriching and fulfilling educational experience we have always offered.


Statement From Our Department

Date: June 5, 2020

As the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, we feel the loss of George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Michael Lorenzo Dean. Eric Reason. Christopher McCorvey. Christopher Whitfield. Atatiana Jefferson. Dominique Clayton. Pamela Turner. Botham Jean. Antwon Rose II. Stephon Clark. Ronell Foster. Aaron Bailey. Jordan Edwards. Alteria Woods. Paul O’Neal. Terence Crutcher. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Sylville Smith. Terrill Thomas. Willie Tillman. Demarcus Semer. Mary Truxillo. Kevin Hicks. Darius Robinson. Torrey Robinson. Peter Gaines. Marco Loud. Christopher Davis. Dyzhawn Perkins. Calin Roquemore. David Joseph. Wendell Celestine. Antronie Scott. Randy Nelson. Janet Wilson. Keith Childress Jr. Quintonio Legrier. Bettie Jones. Kevin Matthews. Michael Noel. Miguel Espinal. Benni Lee Tignor. Nathaniel Harris Pickett. Richard Perkins. Jamar Clark. Michael Lee Marshall. La’Vante Biggs. India Kager. Tyree Crawford. Alonzo Smith. Anthony Ashford. Dominic Hutchinson. Paterson Brown. Lamontez Jones. Junior Prosper. Keith Harrison McLeod. Felix Kumi. Asshams Pharoah Manley. Troy Robinson. Christian Taylor. Brian Keith Day. Michael Sabbie. Samuel DuBose. Billy Ray Davis. Darrius Stewart. Albert Joseph Davis. Sandra Bland. Salvado Ellswood. Joseph Mann. Freddie Blue. Jonathan Sanders. Victor Manuel Larosa. Brendon Glenn. Alexia Christian. William Chapman II. Walter Scott. Eric Harris. Phillip White. Mya Hall. Anthony Hill. Tony Robinson. Natasha McKenna. Frank Smart. Mathhew Ajibade. Jerame Reid. Rumain Brisbon. Tamir Rice. Akai Gurley. Tanisha Anderson. George Mann. Laquan McDonald. Michelle Cusseaux. Dante Parker. Ezell Ford. Michael Brown. John Crawford III. Eric Garner…countless other Black lives murdered by police in anonymity but not forgotten. 

Trayvon Martin to Ahmaud Arbery, all the Black lives murdered with impunity by civilians this decade as a movement called Black Lives Matter has overtaken the world.

All our energies are with those who are struggling to abolish forms of government, economy, and civic life that boast of their endless resources to kill while claiming austerity for food, shelter, and basic hospital supplies. As our colleague Michael Hames-García notes, UO is one site of this struggle. IRES urges the University immediately to disarm the UOPD, to shrink its size, to reduce its budget, and to create substantive and independent civilian oversight with investigatory and disciplinary authority. The UO should also begin public discussions about how and when to replace the UOPD with a Department of Public Safety.

In grief with those who mourn, outrage with those who resist, and solidarity with those who toil in ways big and small to create possibilities for a livable future.    



Last Updated: September 15th, 2020
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