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Ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary and comparative study of ethnicity, indigeneity, race, and racism in the United States. From its origins in the late 1960s, ethnic studies scholars have been committed to studying issues of social justice, identity, and resistance, and highlighting the perspectives and experiences of people of color. Ethnic studies scholars rigorously interrogate historical and contemporary manifestations of white supremacy. We seek to understand and explain how systems of domination and acts of resistance have created, and continue to create, racial subjects. We analyze social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual struggles over racial hierarchies through an interdisciplinary lens.  As a department at the University of Oregon, we critically engage the ways that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to issues of gender, class, sexuality, migration, indigeneity, and colonialism.  Furthermore, while the social construction of race in the U.S. is at the center of traditional ethnic studies, we recognize that to understand U.S. racial dynamics, we must also pay significant attention to transnational migrations and diasporas resulting from the slave trade, indentured labor, colonialism, imperialism, and neoliberal globalization.

 

We are now offering a minor in Native American Studies!
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Graduate Teaching Fellow

MeCherri was awarded the Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship at Middle Tennessee State University beginning fall of 2016.  The purpose of the Underrepresented Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program is to enhance diversity in research, teaching, and service at MTSU through the recruitment of underrepresented minority graduate students from across the country who are completing dissertation research.  Fellows will teach one course each semester in an area related to their academic preparation and the need of the department hosting the fellow. Fellows will be expected to

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no mas bebes (1)

No Más Bebés

They came to have their babies.

They went home sterilized.

 

Screening and discussion with producer Virginia Espino

Thursday, June 2nd 4:00 P.M.

Columbia Hall 150

Sponsored by the UO Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Cinema Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, School of Journalism and Communication, Department of Political Science, Ethnic Studies, Oregon Humanities Center and the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

Faculty contact: Daniel HoSang, dhosang@uoregon.edu

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NATIVE STUDIES KEYWORDS

Stephanie “Lani” Teves

Professor Lani Teves published her co-edited volume with Andrea Smith and Michelle Rajeha, Critical Issues in Indigenous Studies series, University of Arizona Press, 2015.

Native Studies: Keywords (University of Arizona, 2015)

http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/Books/bid2523.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This volume is a genealogical project that looks at the history of words that claim to have no history. It is the first book to examine the foundational concepts of Native American Studies, offering multiple perspectives and opening a critical new

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