October 13, 2018 — On Saturday, 13 October 2018, the Ethnic Studies Department hosted a book celebration and film discussion in honor of the groundbreaking new bilingual queer Latinx children’s book, When We Love Somebody We Sing to Them (2018, Reflection Press), and the short film that it inspired, La Serenata (soon to be released).
September 24, 2018 — By Emily Matlock, Daily Emerald.On the corner of 13th Avenue and University Street last spring, Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón and a team of Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) hopefuls campaigned in lavender T-shirts with the words “Ducks Together” printed in yellow block letters, surrounded by the same phrase in various languages in dark purple. They stopped passers-by to discuss the upcoming ASUO elections, for which Gallegos-Chacón was running for president.
June 19, 2018 — The Ethnic Studies Department congratulates our colleague, Ernesto Martínez, for winning a prestigious 2018 Faculty Excellence Award! Each year, fellow faculty, the deans, and the provost select a small group of faculty members to recognize for their “world-class research and teaching.” Awardees win $20,000 salary supplement or $26,100 for research support.
May 17, 2018 — By Jamilah King, Mother Jones.“It was not supposed to go down like this,” comedian Ali Wong says toward the end of her latest Netflix special, Hard Knock Wife, which premiered this past weekend. Her husband works as vice president of a tech company and “graduated from Harvard Business School,” Wong laments, riffing on the fact that her sudden rise to relative fame has lifted the burden to provide off his shoulders. “I have a B.A. from UCLA,” she says. “In ethnic studies.”
April 25, 2018 — On April 24, Dr. Charise Cheney was awarded the 2018 Tykeson Teaching Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, on behalf of the University of Oregon’s College of Arts and Sciences.Dr. Cheney has been a faculty member since 2009, having served as an academic advisor as well as teaching numerous courses within the Ethnic Studies Department. The department has nine core faculty members.On Tuesday afternoon, Phil Scher, Divisional Dean for Social Sciences, surprised Cheney during her Intro to African American Studies class.
April 16, 2018 — Congratulations to 3 Ethnic Studies majors, and next year’s leaders of ASUO: Maria Gallegos (President), Ivan Chen (External Vice President), Imani Dorsey (Internal Vice President). We can’t wait to witness your activism next year! This win reminds us that ethnic studies is more than a major, it is a conscious decision to fulfill your potential in creating a more just world. Read the article in the Daily Emerald
Ethnic Studies Professor Alaí Reyes-Santos Is Featured in Around the O for Her Class’s Work in Puerto Rico
April 13, 2018 — By Emily Halnon, University Communications. UO ethnic studies professor Alaí Reyes-Santos made a major revision to the curriculum for her “Race, Ethics, Justice” course last fall: She added a trip to Puerto Rico. Read more here.
July 1, 2017 — By Sophia June, Willamette Week. A coalition of seven local groups making up the Ethnic Studies Coalition—have made crucial gains this week, ensuring K-12 ethnic-studies curriculum is required for students, not only the whitest large city in the country, but for students in the entire state.Read the full story in Willamette Week.