Native American

Faculty Bring Insight and Expertise to Today’s Pressing Issues

July 02, 2020
Many faculty members in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science have done extensive research, writing and teaching connected to the discourses currently running through our daily lives and news feeds — racism, protests, police violence, monuments, incarceration, slavery, genocide and colonialism.

From Chinese Film to Housing Segregation, Graduate Fellows Explore the World

July 23, 2019
This year's graduate fellows in the College of Letters and Science come from a wide range of majors and are using the fellowships to explore diverse topics. Graduate fellowships support students in humanities, arts, and cultural studies programs to engage in research or creative projects over the summer.

UC Davis Visiting Writers Tap into Their Heritage

September 22, 2017
The 2017–2018 Creative Writers series at UC Davis will showcase writers exploring their Native American, African American, Sri Lankan and Hmong heritage as well as LGBTQ and feminist issues.

2017 Arts Season Takes Off

September 01, 2017
The academic year and arts season at UC Davis is kicking off. Here’s a look at the College of Letters and Science resources and the first offering in each for the fall. All exhibitions and talks and many concerts are free.

Mapping Out Standing Rock

December 06, 2016
As a professor in the UC Davis Native American Studies Department, Liza Grandia was looking for a way to help her students and the public better understand unfolding events about the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

UC Davis–University of Waikato Exchange at Gorman Museum

October 25, 2016
"Patterns of Endurance,” an art exhibition at the C.N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis, showcases the work of doctoral candidates from the School of Māori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Gorman Museum Heroes and Ghosts

September 27, 2016
A solo exhibition of paintings by Annie Ross, one of the first to graduate from UC Davis with a doctoral degree in Native American studies in 2002, is at the C.N. Gorman Museum through March 11, 2016.

Writing Class Connects UC Davis to Navajo Nation

June 14, 2016
A recent virtual meeting of a University Writing Program class took place at UC Davis and Diné College at the Navajo Nation in rural Arizona. Students in both classes are learning about writing, but they come from very different worlds, each with something to contribute to the other.