Seeking answers to the most timely and important social justice issues, Ethnic Studies empowers every student with a vital understanding of their changing world.
About Our Program
We offer three new minors in Ethnic Studies:
- Minor in Asian American Studies
- Minor in African American Studies
- Minor in Latina/o/x Studies
...in addition to the existing Ethnic Studies Major and Minor
Faculty & Staff
- Senior Lecturer
- Department Manager
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Jesica Fernández published her first book Growing Up Latinx: Coming of Age in a Time of Contested Citizenship (New York University Press).
James Lai recently published his book Asian American Connective Action in the Age of Social Media (Temple University Press).
Aparajita Nanda published God Is Change: Religious Practices and Ideologies in the Works of Octavia Butler (Temple University Press).
Anna Sampaio's book Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants: Race, Gender, and Immigration Politics in the Age of Security, received the 2016 American Political Science Award for the best new book in Latina/o politics.
Beyond the Classroom
News & Events
Santa Clara University political science and ethnic studies double major Haley Howard ’21 is a recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
Santa Clara University political science and ethnic studies double major Haley Howard ’21 was a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
James Lai awarded the Public Intellectual Award
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