AES Milestone: 30th Anniversary Celebration 

In 1985, a new Department of American Ethnic Studies united African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and the Center for Chicano Studies — three programs that had been semi-autonomous units since the 1970s. This fall, alumni, students, faculty, and staff will recognize this milestone through a symposium and celebrations that look back at the department’s roots and significant milestones, and that also will look to the future in a field that constantly evolves along with societal changes.

Grounded from the beginning in a strong multidisciplinary, multicultural, and intersectional approach, AES places a strong focus on social justice, equality, and human rights, especially for groups historically subject to marginalization. Research and teaching cover a broad sweep of disciplines from history and sociology to labor studies, women’s studies, literature, culture, and language. AES faculty have won numerous awards and a record of service and leadership in national professional organizations.

To receive information on plans for the 30th Anniversary, contact: aes@u.washington.edu

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