Congratulations to our Spring 2023 Graduates!

Ethnic Studies Majors Bryn Bennett-Feinblatt (Women’s Studies Interdisciplinary Minor, Cum Laude) Stephan Galloway Olivia Lynch Zoe Meireles (Additional Major in Women’s and Gender Studies, Minor in Indigenous Studies) Kenia Montes-Terrazas Ethnic Studies Minors Mireya Alcocer Molly Auw (Cum Laude) Dawson Besst Gerson Flores Rojas Rene Gonzales Maggie Guyor Abby Herold Isabella Jiner Cassius Kaehny Randy […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jenne Schmidt

As an Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies and Women and Gender Studies, Dr. Jenne Schmidt’s (they/them) research is situated at the intersections of critical disability theory, queer politics, and environmental studies. Specifically, their research interrogates the ways that environmental futures are positioned as incommensurable with crip, trans, and queer existence and futurity. They refuse the […]

Dr. Ernesto Sagás and Dr. Nikoli Attai present their research in a Community Conversation

On April 19, the Department of Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies held a Community Conversation with Professor Dr. Ernesto Sagás and Assistant Professor Dr. Nikoli Attai. Dr. Sagás presented “Contemporary Politics in the Hispanic Caribbean: Dictatorship, Democracy, and National Sovereignty.”  As the last remaining colonies of Spain in the New World, the fate […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carolin Aronis

Dr. Carolin Aronis (she/her/היא) studies current antisemitism as associated with white supremacy in the U.S., specifically the practice of targeting college students or larger urban Jewish (and non-Jewish) communities. Dr. Aronis is interested in ways this has sustained a climate of fear, trauma, and intimidation. Through the intersection of critical media studies, rhetoric, and technologies, this specific […]

Dr. Tori Arthur and Dr. Carolin Aronis present research in a Community Conversation

On March 23, the Department of Ethnic Studies and Women’s & Gender Studies held a Community Conversation with Dr. Tori Arthur and Dr. Caroline Aronis. Dr. Arthur presented “#AbledsAreWeird: TikTok and Representing Black Disabled Womanhood”. Over the last decade, disability justice activists have employed social networking platforms to raise awareness about the lived experiences of […]

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Lindsey Scheinder

Over the last decade or so, non-Native natural resource and environmental management researchers and practitioners have become interested in incorporating Indigenous perspectives into their work. But is that really possible, when many environmental problems that exist today are the legacy of actions taken to “tame the frontier,” and settler colonialism continues to shape relations between […]