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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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ES in PDX

Friday, June 2, 2017 • 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Connect with fellow Ethnic Studies alumni, students, faculty, and friends at our first gathering of the entire department! Enjoy happy hour and hors d’oeuvres as you reconnect with classmates, professors, and expand your network of Ethnic Studies contacts. This event is sponsored by the UO Ethnic Studies Department and the UO Alumni Association.

The Ethnic Studies Department wants to hear from you! Please take this short survey to tell us what you are up to and how we can better connect with you.

Location:

White Stag Block 370 NW Couch St 

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The Big Picture: Structural Racism, Equity & Intersectionality, featuring Rinku Sen

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room 1501 Kincaid St. University of Oregon Free & open to the public

Part of the Imagining Freedom Teach-In Series. Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Center for the Study of Women in Society, and the EMU Center for Student Involvement.

Rinku Sen is the president and executive director of Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation and the publisher of the award-winning news site Colorlines. Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people

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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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