Recent News

Book Cover - Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
On July 30, 2020, together with the Seattle Public Library and Seattle City of Literature, Elliott Bay Bookstore hosted a Zoom conversation between AES’s Vince Schleitwiler and Cathy Park Hong, an award-winning poet and the author of the acclaimed new essay collection, Minor... Read more
Assistant Professor: The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a 9-month full-time, tenure-track position in African American studies for the school year starting on September 16, 2021 to June 15, 2022. American Ethnic Studies draws upon interdisciplinary, intersectional, comparative, and transnational frameworks to explore dynamic relations of race and power within the United States and larger diasporic and global... Read more
As part of Film Quarterly’s ongoing retrospective, “Asian American Film @ 50,” AES’s Vince Schleitwiler joined acclaimed filmmakers Roddy Bogawa, Shu Lea Cheang, and Rea Tajiri, along with the legendary critic and curator Daryl Chin and FQ editors B. Ruby Rich and Brian Hu for a live-streamed discussion on July 5, 2020. The event grew out of a... Read more
Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman recently contributed to South Seattle Emerald's Voices: "Black people have created cultural practices to match the sweetness found in the ways we refer to each other, including our infamous greetings (daps, hugs), family reunions, cookouts, and funeral practices. Unfortunately, much of what is at the heart of Black culture is dangerous to do during the coronavirus pandemic.... Read more
In an op-ed for the International Examiner, AES’s Vince Schleitwiler explains how Asian American racial consciousness emerged from solidarity organizing inspired by Black radical movements. Read it here.
Prof. Devon Peña
CRISPRCon 2020: Indigenous perspectives on gene editing in health and agriculture (in partnership with the Native BioData Consortium) September 3, 2020, 3-4:30 p.m. Eastern To register, go to:... Read more
Daily Labors: Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner
Daily Labors, by Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky, was reviewed in the August-October 2020 issue of Men and Masculinities. "[This] new book by Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky joins a small body of research focused on the job culture of immigrant... Read more
The University of Washington will offer its first ever Abolition Institute from Sept. 8-11, 2020! The Abolition Institute comes out of the dreams and struggles of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) faculty and students at UW and is inspired by the current uprisings to foster spaces for decriminalization and decolonization on campus and beyond. The primary goal of the Institute is to use readings, resources, and the collective knowledge of faculty facilitators (Including... Read more
Nancy Mendoza-Ruiz
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
Ocean in the School
In his latest book, Rick Bonus, University of Washington professor and chair of the Department of American Ethnic Studies, discusses how Pacific Islander students at the UW used the ocean as a metaphor to create community for themselves and change their university.  Read more here.   

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