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.
March 1, 2017 — Dr. Laura Pulido, a professor of ethnic studies and geography who joined the UO last year, has spent more than two decades examining why people live where they live and, as a result, what environmental hazards they face. Pulido argued that geographers were overlooking ways that discrimination had permeated urban development in the United States for 150 years.
November 17, 2016 — By Max Thornberry, Daily Emerald.On Nov. 11, Black student group leaders spoke to hundreds of students and community members at the EMU amphitheater, addressing the climate around race on campus. It’s been a year since the Black Student Task Force issued 12 demands to UO administration in the hopes of creating a safer and more inclusive university.Read the full story in the Daily Emerald.
January 19, 2016 — By Miles Trinidad, Daily Emerald. Fahma Mohammed lived in Happy Valley, Oregon, where she was one of only 20 black students and five Muslim students at a high school of over 3,000. Her first term at the University of Oregon was a culture shock, but not for the reason one would expect.Read the full story in the Daily Emerald.