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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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Professor Daniel HoSang receives a teaching honor. He is this year’s recipient of the UO’s Williams Fellowship.
Known for his ability to “mobilize resources across multiple schools and departments”, HoSang is praised for being a skilled and engaging educator by both his colleagues and his students. He led the charge for the Justice, Difference, and Inequality course cluster and has redesigned and created numerous classes, including the Hip Hop and the Politics of Race First-Year Interest Group, which uses hip-hop and rap music to offer insights into race, gender and...
Friday, May 12 Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez Oregon State University Free and open to the public
Join us for a multi-institutional discussion of student research and creative work in Ethnic Studies. Students and faculty from universities and colleges in Oregon and Washington are invited to participate. Hosted by Oregon State University and University of Oregon.
Submit research by Friday, April 21, 2017.
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...