Michael Hames-Garcia in OPB interview: Friends, Experts Say Lack Of Mental Health Care Made Portland 2017 MAX Stabbings More Likely

Jeremy Christian, drunk and angrier than usual from more than a month of increasingly violent and racist exchanges, boarded a Portland MAX train on May 26, 2017.Prosecutors say video from that train ride clearly shows Christian unleash a racist rant near two women of color before stabbing three other people, killing two. Jury selection in Christian’s murder trial began Tuesday.  Read more:

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UO Today with Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox, assistant professor of Race and Sport in the Department of Indigenous, Race and Ethnic Studies, joined the faculty in Fall 2019. She discusses disparities of gender, race and class in sports organizations. Cox comments on the recent NCAA vote to permit college athletes to benefit financially from the use of their name, image, and likeness.  

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Surviving Genocide

Book tries to show how US democracy hurt Native Americans

A new book by a noted historian attempts to show how expanding American democracy hurt Native Americans in the early days of the nation and how tribes viewed the young United States as an entity seeking to erase them from existence.University of Oregon history professor Jeffrey Ostler’s just-released “Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution and Bleeding Kansas” argues that the emergence of American democracy depended on the taking of Native lands. Read more here

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Sharon Luk

Ethnic Studies Associate Professor Sharon Luk one of ten faculty members to earn arts and humanities fellowships

Ten University of Oregon faculty members have been selected as the first recipients of the Presidential Fellows in Humanistic Studies awards. Each recipient will receive $13,000 to support research and creative projects. Read article here.

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La Serenata

Ernesto Martinez wins Imagen Award for "La Serenata"

Ernesto Javier Martínez, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of Oregon, won a prestigious Imagen Award for a short film he wrote, “La Serenata.”Read more:

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The Washington Post

If You Don’t Know What the Historic Brown v. Board Ruling Is But Know You Should, Watch This 6-minute Video

May 23, 2019 — By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post.  Maybe you don’t know exactly what the Supreme Court’s historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling is, but you’ve heard about it often enough to know that you should.Read the full story in the Washington Post.

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Ethnic Studies Changes Its Name and Adds PhD Program

April 24, 2019 — By Hannah Kanik, Daily Emerald. The University of Oregon is the third university in the nation for number of ethnic studies degrees awarded, according to Data USA. Of the top three, it is the only department that did not have a graduate program — until now. The ethnic studies department will welcome its first cohort of Ph.D.-bound students in fall 2021, Laura Pulido, department head of ethnic studies, said.

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Professor Ana-Maurine Lara was awarded the Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship in Fiction

Ethnic Studies graduate faculty member, Professor Ana-Maurine Lara was awarded the Laurell Swails and Donald Monroe Memorial Fellowship in Fiction, one of the 2019 Oregon Literary Fellowships.

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