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Intersections features stories of interest related to AES from multiple perspectives and interactions.  Here, we highlight different and diverse paths that our students, faculty, staff, administration, colleagues, alumni, families, friends, and community members have taken in connection with AES.  If you are interested in commenting or contributing to Intersections, feel welcome to email us at

Alina Méndez
May 10, 2021
The mission of SAR Press encompasses not only publishing research at the forefront of anthropology and Southwest and Native studies, but also providing resources to our past, present, and future scholars, as well as any scholar looking for more information about the publishing process. Their blog series is comprised of interviews with diverse scholars including first-generation scholars and those from marginalized... Read more
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March 10, 2021
Mexican Women Past & Presentculminated in a final research paper comparing and contrasting the lives of one contemporary Mexican woman (born after 1940) and one historic Mexican woman (born before 1940). In preparation, students attended a research workshop led by Ethnic Studies Librarian, Harry Murphy, to locate at least 6 credible sources (e.g. books, magazines, journals, in print or digital versions), only three... Read more
Gillian Duenas
December 7, 2020
Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community, and are leaders in addressing issues of equality and equity through scholarships, mentoring, lectures and University community engagement. MAP is open to everyone; the only qualification is a passion for diversity and social justice. Read Gillian's story... Read more
Jessica Par, B.A., American Ethnic Studies
October 1, 2020
Upon arriving at the Manila International Airport, I was about to cross the immigration booth when the officer there asked me, “Where’s your passport?” I quickly handed him my USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) Refugee Travel Document. Confused and anxious, I looked over at the other side for perhaps a hint of help -- toward my study abroad professor and the rest of my cohort who were waiting in line. My family and I fled Myanmar as refugees when I was... Read more
Nike ASCEND UW at Wing Luke 11-09-19
October 1, 2020
"Pasifik Standard Time:  Alameda's Playbook," a film screening and workshop on November 9, 2019, one of the programs for the PICA Conference co-hosted by Nike Ascend and other organizations.  The photo, taken by Ian Fong of Nike Ascend, is of some of the volunteers, performers and guests on that day.  
Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz
August 31, 2020
Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz named a 2020-2021 Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Undergraduate Summer Intern at the American Philosophical Society The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum announces its latest round of internship recipients The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum is excited to announce that that Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz, an undergraduate student in American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, has received a Native... Read more