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Ethnic studies originated in the interdisciplinary and comparative study of ethnicity, indigeneity, race, and racism in the United States. Since its beginnings in the late 1960s, ethnic studies scholars have studied issues of social justice, identity, and resistance, highlighting the perspectives and experiences of people of color.
The research and teaching of the UO Ethnic Studies Department examines the way that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to issues of gender, class, sexuality, migration, indigeneity, and colonialism. With our students, we interrogate historical and contemporary manifestations of white supremacy and explain how systems of domination and acts of resistance create and recreate racial subjects.
And while Ethnic Studies traditionally centers the social construction of race in the United States, it also pays significant attention to transnational migrations and diasporas resulting from the slave trade, indentured labor, colonialism, imperialism, and globalization.
We are now offering a minor in Native American Studies!
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Ethnic Studies professor, and author of Our Caribbean Kin – Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles, Dr. Alaí Reyes-Santos authored an opinion editorial in the Register Guard newspaper September 28, 2017, “Why Oregon should care about Puerto Rico”.
“Puerto Rico is an archipelago in the Caribbean and a U.S. territory since 1898. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, serve in the U.S. military and have contributed to the economic growth and defense of the United States. Yet most Americans on the mainland ignore Puerto Rico’s existence and its significant place in U.S....
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Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:30-5:00pm
Lillis 182 Lecture Hall
955 E. 13th Ave.
(13th and Kincaid Streets)
Eugene, OR 97403
Walidah Imarisha describes herself as an historian at heart, reporter by (w)right, and rebel by reason. Winner of a 2017 Oregon Book Award for creative nonfiction for Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, she also has edited two anthologies, authored a poetry collection, and is currently working on an Oregon Black history book, forthcoming from AK Press.
Imarisha has taught in Stanford...
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)
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...