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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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Resources for people in Oregon interested in aiding relief efforts for Puerto Rico: information, volunteering, and fundraisers
News reports gathered by Ethnic Studies 399: Race, Ethics, Justice course at University of Oregon devoted to Puerto Rico Relief Efforts:
Renowned lawyer and playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle presents “Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty in Our Stories
The Department of Ethnic Studies welcomes renowned lawyer and playwright
Mary Kathryn Nagle
“Sovereignty in the Law, Sovereignty in Our Stories”
Friday, November 17, 2017
Knight Browsing Room
Mary Kathryn Nagle is a renowned lawyer and playwright in Indian Country. She is a partner at Pipestem Law, a law firm specializing in sovereignty of Native tribes and peoples. In 2013 she authored an amicus brief for the famous “Baby Veronica” case before the US Supreme Court and assisted with the amending of the Violence Against Women Act to include tribal jurisdiction...
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...