People

The Faces of Ethnic Studies

Faculty & Instructors

  • Carolin Aronis

    • Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies
    • Affiliated Faculty, Communication Studies

    Ethnic Studies

    Dr. Carolin Aronis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, and an Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Communication Studies. She studies race, gender, antisemitism, and Jewish experiences through the intersection of critical media studies, rhetoric, and...

  • Nikoli Attai

    • Assistant Professor

    Ethnic Studies

    Dr. Nikoli Attai is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, focusing on Black queer and feminist studies. Alongside his teaching, he also collaborates with LGBTIQ+ communities in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana, and with members of Toronto’s LGBTIQ+...

  • Ray Black

    • Associate Professor

    Ethnic Studies

    Dr. Ray Black is an assistant professor of ethnic studies focusing on African American studies. His primary academic focus is on how current students of color, from early childhood through graduate school, succeed. His secondary scholarly focus is on representations...

  • Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters

    • Instructor

    Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research

    Aaunterria T. Bollinger-Deters M.A. is an Instructor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as being an Instructor of Record and Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication. She studies Viral...

  • Roe Bubar

    • Professor

    Ethnic Studies

    Roe Bubar, J.D. is Professor of Ethnic Studies, Joint Appointed in the School of Social Work and Affiliate Faculty in Women's Studies. Roe is a nationally recognized trainer and expert in interviewing children in child sexual abuse cases and her...

  • Tom Cavanagh

    • Instructor

    Ethnic Studies

    I reside in Fort Collins, Colorado, right next to the Rocky Mountains, where I spend time hiking in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter. I have degrees from four post-high school institutions, including graduate degrees in Organizational Leadership from...

  • Sushmita Chatterjee

    • Professor and Department Chair

    Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research

    Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee's research interests include feminist and queer theory, transnational gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory, animal studies, and visual politics. She has published in journals such as Feminist Studies, Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Gender, Place, and Culture,...

  • Maricela DeMirjyn

    • Associate Professor

    Ethnic Studies

    RESEARCH: Life histories and visual narrative analysis, Chicana/Latina epistemologies and praxis within the University, and Intersectional and queer studies. TEACHING: ETST 537 Critical Disability Studies, ETST 535 Chicana Feminism: Theory and Form, ETST 502 Research Methods, ETST 454/SPCM 454...

  • Allison Goar

    • Instructor

    Ethnic Studies

  • Eric Ishiwata

    • Associate Professor

    Ethnic Studies

    RESEARCH: Race Relations in Fort Morgan TEACHING: ETST 544/POLS National Identities and Nation Building, ETST 503 Contemporary Ethnic Studies Issues, ETST 501 Ethnic Studies History and Theory, ETST 404 Race Formation in the United States, ETST 320 Ethnicity and...

  • Kim JK

    • Professor of Ethnic Studies

    Ethnic Studies

  • Erica Lafehr

    • Instructor

    Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research

    Research areas: Labor and social movements, Deconstructing White Femininity and White Woman Victimism, Public Health, Substance use and the relationship to intergenerational gendered, classed, and racialized trauma, Necropolitics and Necroeconomy, unsettling Settler Colonialism Theoretical orientations: Marxist Feminism, Decolonial, Multiracial,...

  • Dr. Doreen E. Martinez

    • Associate Professor

    Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research

    Dr. Doreen E. Martinez is Mescalero Apache (paternally) and Pennsylvania Dutch (maternally). She is a transnational Indigenous epistemologist with a Sociology PhD. Her scholarly expertise is in Indigenous knowledge systems, research methodologies, visual culture, and, sociopolitical land and environment issues. ...

  • Ernesto Sagás

    • Professor

    Ethnic Studies

    RESEARCH: Race/ethnicity/identity in Latin America and the Caribbean, democracy and authoritarianism in Latin America and the Caribbean, transnational politics, Latinx politics, Latinos in Colorado, race/ethnicity/identity and U.S. immigration policies, and race/ethnicity/identity in the American West. TEACHING: ETST 261 Latinx...

  • Jenne Schmidt

    • Assistant Professor
    • Ethnic Studies Minor Advisor

    Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies & Gender Research

    Dr. Jenne Schmidt focuses on critical disability theory, queer politics, and environmental studies. Their current research is centered on interrogating the ways that environmental futures are positioned as incommensurable with crip and queer existence/futurity. They refuse the notion that in...

  • Lindsey Schneider

    • Assistant Professor
    • Undergraduate Coordinator

    Ethnic Studies

    Dr. Schneider is an Indigenous (Turtle Mountain Chippewa descendant) feminist scholar whose work focuses on the diverse ways in which tribal nations work to sustain their relationships with the land and its inhabitants. She runs the ISTAR (Indigenous Science Technology...

Staff

  • Sarah Dills

    • Communication Coordinator
  • Joanna Doxey

    • Academic Success Coordinator

    Joanna Doxey is the Academic Support Coordinator for students majoring in Ethnic Studies, Philosophy, and English. Joanna recently earned her Master of Fine Arts in creative writing with a focus in poetry from CSU. While a graduate student, she...

  • Lillian Nugent

    • Budget Manager
  • Sarah Schwister

    • Human Resources Partner

    Sarah brings over 8 years of Human Resources experience to her position and is a SHRM Certified Professional. She is a United States Air Force Staff Sergeant veteran with a Bachelors in Human Resources Management and Creative Writing, and currently...

  • Alie Wise

    • Assistant to the Chair

In addition to our staff, the Department of Ethnic Studies is supported by our outstanding work study students. Please reach out to cla_ethnicstudies@mail.colostate.edu to contact them.

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