Professor Alaí Reyes-Santos

Black Studies Is Growing, Soul-Searching

January 12, 2019 — Professor Alaí Reyes-Santos: Black Studies is growing, soul-searching. Read the full article in the Eugene Register-Guard.

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cover of Professor Sharon Luk’s book The Life of Paper

Professor Sharon Luk’s The Life of Paper Wins Two 2018 Book Awards

December 15, 2018 — The Ethnic Studies Department congratulates our colleague, Sharon Luk, for winning two prestigious book awards for her first monograph, The Life of Paper: Letters and Poetics of Living Beyond Captivity (2017, University of California Press)! In November 2018, the American Studies Association (ASA) presented Luk with the Lora Romero First Book Prize, which comes with a lifetime ASA membership.

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Ethnic and Native Studies Instructor Jennifer O’Neal

Ethnic and Native Studies Instructor Jennifer O’Neal Wins the 2018-19 Yale University Henry Roe Cloud Fellowship

December 15, 2018 — The Ethnic Studies Department congratulates our colleague, Jennifer O’Neal, for winning the prestigious Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship at Yale University! Sponsored by the Yale Group for the Study of Native America (YGSNA), this fellowship supports promising doctoral candidates working on pressing issues related to the American Indian experience and Indigenous Studies. Jennifer will spend winter and spring at Yale to work toward completing her dissertation in History from Georgetown University.

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poster promoting book launch

Ethnic Studies Professor Ernesto Martinez Featured in UO Publication

December 10, 2018 — “New children’s book, movie put a song in professor’s heart” in publication Around the OSee the article in its entirety here:

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flyer for the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS)

ES Majors and Minors: Considering a Ph.D. in the Humanities?

December 7, 2018 — The Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program aims to attract diverse scholars with unique experiences who foster innovation and push the humanities to meet today’s challenges.Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars Program (MICHHERS)

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Rudy Zarosinski (photo: CASA of Oregon)

CASA of Oregon Welcomes UO Ethnic Studies Major Rudy Zarosinski as Its New Family Economic Opportunity Program Specialist

October 18, 2018 — Rudy is a recent transplant to the rainy side of Oregon from sunny Klamath Falls. Born to two Ducks and great-grandson to another, it seemed natural to become the third generation in the family to attend University of Oregon, where he wasted no time becoming involved in student activism, volunteering with the Oregon Student Association's Vote OR Vote campaign by his third day on campus.

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When We Love Someone We Sing to Them

Producing Literature and Film for Queer Latinx Youth

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).

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Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón is the 2018-2019 ASUO president. (Dana Sparks/Emerald)

Get to Know the ASUO President: Maria Alejandra Gallegos-Chacón

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.

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Dr. Ernesto Martinez

Professor Ernesto Martínez Wins 2018 UO Faculty Excellence Award

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.

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Ali Wong performing at Toronto’s Winter Garden theater. Ken Woroner/Netflix

Ali Wong Stuck With the Major Your Mom Told You to Drop and Here She Is Today

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.”

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