ethnic studies

Chancellor's Fellows Honors Go to Four College Faculty

February 05, 2020
Four associate professors in the College of Letters and Science recently were named Chancellor’s Fellows for excellence in their research, creative work, teaching and service. The college's newest Chancellor's Fellows include an expert on immigrant family well-being, an artist/author, a political theorist and an archaeologist.

NAS Colloquium Explores Environmental Justice, Academic Activism and Other Topics

The UC Davis Department of Native American Studies Colloquium Series continues during the winter and spring quarters. The talks are held from noon to 1 p.m. in Hart Hall, Room 3201. Jan. 9

“Environmental Justice in Indian Country”
Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes), director and senior research associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies and American Indian studies professor at CSU San Marcos.

Alumnus Robert Oden Was on the Front Lines of Change

May 20, 2019
When UC Davis students were calling for more student and faculty diversity and culturally inclusive programs, Robert Stanley Oden was on the front lines. One of only 40 African American students on campus in 1967, he was a founder of the Black Student Union, the first such group on campus, and wrote a column for The California Aggie called “The Dark Side.”

Ethnic Studies Programs in the College of Letters and Science

The African American and African, Asian American, Chicana and Chicano, and Native American studies programs at UC Davis were all conceived in 1969, although full implementation took decades of struggle and sacrifice. Today, they lie at the heart of the college's mission to make a better world. African American and African Studies

In 1969, 50 African American students, accompanied by the sole African American faculty member on campus, marched to the chancellor's office to demand an African American studies program. 

Celebrating 50 Years of Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies Events

The Asian American, African American and African, Chicana and Chicano, and Native American studies programs are holding an online Hart Hall Community Circle on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the larger community are invited to take part in this discussion about topics including police violence, recent protests and COVID-19. Register here

New Mellon Research Initiative Explores Racial Capitalism

October 04, 2017
A new Mellon Research Initiative, Racial Capitalism, brings together UC Davis College of Letters and Sciences faculty and graduate students to examine the historical relationship between race and capitalism.