It is with great sadness that Ethnic Studies said farewell to Professor Dan HoSang Martinez in 2017.
Professor HoSang Martinez took a position at Yale University in the department of American Studies, where he will help build their program on Race, Immigration and Nation. Professor HoSang Martinez played a crucial role in the growth and development of Ethnic Studies at the UO. When Dan arrived in 2007, the Ethnic Studies department was essentially a stepping-stone for ethnic studies scholars on their way to other places. With boundless energy, Professor HoSang Martinez helped stabilize the department and transform it into an innovative and distinctive department.
Partly as a result of his efforts, Ethnic Studies now has nine tenure-track faculty and ranks third in the number of ethnic studies degrees awarded in the US. In addition to helping build the department, being an accomplished teacher (he was a recipient of a Williams Award Fellowship in 2016), Dan was especially skilled at fostering community and forging partnerships throughout campus. We know that Dan touched many lives at the UO and he will be sorely missed. We wish Dan all the best in his new position and thank him for his years of service to Ethnic Studies and the UO.