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Join us in celebrating the graduating class of 2020 in a pre-recorded virtual ceremony featuring presentations by our students and a virtual procession.
Black Graduates, Your Generation Can Complete Our Liberation Happy Juneteenth and congratulations Black graduates! Keynote address for UW Black graduation. JUNE 21, 2020
In connection with our AES Statement of Solidarity, we offer the following materials for study, reflection, and conversation. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. It includes resources shared by colleagues in and outside of AES.  Talking Points and Analysis about What is Happening: How to make sense of “good” versus “bad” protestors--devaluation and delegitimization of narratives of protest:... Read more
 Dear Members of the AES Community,   We write to emphatically say, Black Lives Matter. We stand with Black communities. We write in solidarity with the protests against the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and all those whose lives were lost senselessly at the hands of the police and white vigilantes. Media attention on property destruction misrepresents, erases, and decontextualizes the protesters’ critique of white supremacy, anti-black... Read more
LECTURER. The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a non-tenure full-time lecturer in Tagalog, starting Autumn Quarter 2020. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This position holds a 9 month service period and is active September 16 through June 15.   Applicants should have at least a B.A. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Tagalog, language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a... Read more
New Poverty Politics for Changing Times: What Emerging Nationalist Populisms Mean for Poverty and Inequality Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman was interviewed on the Relational Poverty Network podcast -- a series of timely conversations between poverty scholars, activists, and educators focused on questions of inequality and impoverishment.... Read more
AES Professor Emeritus Erasmo Gamboa contributed to the article by Feliks Banel.  Dr. Gamboa served as Project Historian on a year-long survey of historic places Seattle and King County conducted by consultants... Read more
A controversial new reissue of No-No Boy, a classic Japanese American novel set in postwar Seattle, made national news, thanks to a social media campaign by UW Prof. Shawn Wong. AES's Vince Schleitwiler relates the book's history in an article in the... Read more
Daily Labors: Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner
Daily Labors:  Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner On street corners throughout the country, men stand or sit together patiently while they wait for someone looking to hire un buen trabajador (a good worker). These day laborers are visible symbols of the changing nature of work—and the demographics of workers—in the United States.  Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky spent nearly three years... Read more