Ethnic studies

Ethnic studies

Jul 21, 2021
The California Community Colleges system will require students to take an ethnic studies course. The new policy follows legislation that established a similar requirement at the California State University system last year.


January 7, 2014
David Hirsh writes that it's time to admit that the Israel boycott targets individuals, that it does so based on politics, and that it will primarily hit Jewish scholars in Israel.
October 21, 2013
An experience teaching in Bangladesh -- and the reaction of his American mentors -- leaves Se-Woong Koo wondering what his profession really stands for.
May 20, 2013
David Palumbo-Liu rebuts a recent essay criticizing his discipline's embrace of a boycott of Israeli scholars and institutions.  
April 24, 2013
The general membership of the Association for Asian American Studies unanimously approves a resolution endorsing the boycott of Israeli universities.          
May 1, 2012
New book aims to put the fight for black studies departments and cultural centers in a broader historical context.
April 18, 2011
Over faculty objections, Temple is forcing its interdisciplinary programs into traditional disciplines.
March 29, 2011
Dickinson looks to infuse liberal education into military training -- and to get similar colleges to build ties to the armed forces.
May 24, 2010
Months ago, Sandra Soto was asked by her dean to be the faculty speaker at the graduation convocation last week for the University of Arizona's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Soto didn't know it at the time, but her commencement speech would closely follow the adoption of two new Arizona laws. One gives the police more authority to question anyone they believe may be in the United States illegally -- powers that critics say will lead to widespread ethnic profiling.
May 7, 2010
Ten years ago, Jean Yu-wen Shen Wu co-edited Asian American Studies: A Reader (Rutgers University Press), an anthology intended to introduce readers to the discipline.
March 26, 2010
For over three decades, Robert Burns Stepto has been writing about and teaching African American literature. His book From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative (University of Illinois Press), which focuses on several autobiographies of and novels about young black men growing up in America, was first published in 1979.


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