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Ethnic Studies College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Meet Us

Staff

Annette Reed, Ph.D.

Department Chair

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, California Native People & Nations, Native American Women, Native American People & History, Native American & Institutionalization, Chicana Labor, Native American Studies

Palesa Mosupyoe, MSP

Administrative Support Coordinator II

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Annalise Harlow

Administrative Support Coordinator I

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Faculty Tenure Track

Brian Baker, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Native American Studies

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed.10 - 11 a.m. in-person, Fri. 10 - 11 a.m. via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Amber Bill

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. or by appointment via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Native American/American Indian Studies, Tribal History, American Indian Activism, Tribal Water Rights, Tribal Sovereignty, Native Women, Oral History & Storytelling, American Indian Education

Martin L. Boston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Black Diaspora Studies, South Africa, African America, Exile, Cultural Production, Pan-Africanism, Black Internationalism, Comparative Racial Politics & History, Critical Ethnic Studies

Anthony Burris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 9 - 10 a.m. & 2 - 3 p.m. via Zoom, Wed. 9 - 10 a.m via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ancestor repatriation, Cultural Site Protection, History, Truth-Telling, Human Rights

Julie Figueroa, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 10:00 a.m. - noon & 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom (Please contact for Zoom link)
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Critical Mentoring, Educational Access & Success, Higher Education, Teaching, Learning & Qualitative Research among First Generation College Student: Chicana/o & Latina/o populations

David Flores, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. & Wed. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. & by appointment
  • Specialty & Interests: Chicanx Studies, Latinx Religion and Spirituality, Religion and Social Movements, the Chicanx Movement, Latinx Social and Cultural History, Latinx LA, Latinx Arts and Activism, Oral Histories

Timothy Fong, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 9 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Clarence George III, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Afrocentric pedagogy, African historiography, Classical & Early Civilizations

William Gow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours:
    Tues./Thurs. 10:30 - 11 a.m.
    Wed. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Zoom
    Fri. 4 - 5 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Asian American Film, Asian American History, Community Studies, Oral History, History of California & the Pacific World, Race & Visual Culture, Critical Pedagogy, K-12 Asian American Studies

Ricky Green, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Pan African Studies

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  • Office Hours: Tues./Thurs. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Nancy Huante-Tzintzun, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon./Wed. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Zoom
    Fri. 10 - 11 a.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Impact in K-20, Women of Color Feminisms & Anzaldúan, Theory, Chicanx/Latinx Youth & Education, Decolonial Feminisms, Critical Qualitative Research Methods, Chicanx/Latinx Methodology

Bao Lo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Asian American Studies

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 12:30 - 2 p.m. & by appointment via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Asian American Studies, Hmong American Studies, Settler Colonialism, Decolonization, Decolonial Epistemologies, Community Organizing, Student Activism

Andrea Moore, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Pan-African Studies, Hip Hop and Social Movements, African American Film, Sacred Womanism Studies, Critical Anti-Race Pedagogical Initiatives, Black Visual & Media Culture

Elvia Ramirez, Ph.D.

Professor, Director of Chicanx/Latinx Studies

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Chicanx/Latinx education, Graduate education, Social inequality, Intersectionality, Latinx migration

Annette Reed, Ph.D.

Professor, Chair of Ethnic Studies

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  • Office Hours: EAB appointments only
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, California Native People & Nations, Native American Women, Native American People & History, Native American & Institutionalization, Chicana Labor, Native American Studies

Rose Soza War Soldier, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or by appointment in-person & via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, California Indian Studies, American Indian Activism, Indigenous Feminism, Indigenous Futurism, Social & Cultural History, Politics, Education, & Social Justice

Maria Elena Vargas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Location: Amador Hall 562C
  • Phone: (916) 278-6619
  • Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Office Hours: Mon. 3 - 6 p.m. via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Wendi Yamashita, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 1 - 4 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Japanese American Studies, Carceral Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Memory Studies, Oral History

Lecturers

Rashad Baadqir

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Guadalupe Arellanes Castro

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. & 12 - 1 p.m. via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Booker Cook, Ed.D.

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Pan African Studies, Counter Narrative Research, Attrition and Retention Rates for Marginalized Students.

Emil De Guzman

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Darryl Freeman, MA, ABD

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: By appointment via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Biracial/Multicultural Identity Politics, Native American/African American Relationships, Cross Cultural Aging politics, Historical Minority politics in the U.S.

Nia Gregory

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 11:30 - 1:30 p.m., Tues./Thurs. 12 - 2 p.m.

Cibonay Jimenez

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon./Wed. 4 - 5:30 p.m. & by appointment via Zoom

Hnou Lee

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Kevyn Lorenzana

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours:
    Mon./Wed. 8 - 9 a.m. Zoom
    Tues./Thurs. 8 - 8:45 a.m. Zoom
    Thurs. 4 - 4:45 p.m. Zoom
    Thurs. 8:30 - 9:45 p.m. Zoom

Daniel Lu'u

Lecturer

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Marie Mallare J.D., LL.M., S.J.D.

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. by appointment only via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Race & Ethnic Politics, International Relations, Asian Americans & the Law, Immigration & Deportation, U.S. Constitutional Law, International Law, Racial Justice Studies, Filipino American Studies

Marietess Masulit

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Miah McClinton

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues./Thurs. 1:15 - 3 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Pan African Studies, Black feminism, Black geography, Community sovereignty

Sanyu Mulira

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Francophone history, Women's history in Black Atlantic: Martinique, Guadeloupe, Senegal, 20th century, Literary/Cultural Movements.

Kirin Rajagopalan

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Mon. 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Iris Ruiz

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Alex Shigenaga

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 9 - 9:45 a.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Immigration, Politics, Asian American Studies

Amrik Singh, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues. 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Sikh American Studies, African American Literature, Anthropological Linguistics, Semiotics & Semiology, British & American Literature

Jason Keone Tena-Encarnacion

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: By appointment only
  • Specialty & Interests: Critical Ethnic Studies, Indigenous Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Multiracial Studies, Urban Indigenous Communities, Aloha as Radical Kinship

Silvia Toscano, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Wed. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Desiree Victor

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Fri. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Chicana/o/x Studies, Carceral Studies, Feminist Intersectionalities, Radical Mothering, Abolitionist Frameworks, Oral History, School to Prison Pipeline

Pa Vue

Lecturer

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Lorraine Wilkins, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. & by appointment via Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Pan-African Studies, Critical Race Theories, African Americans Psychology, Hip Hop Culture, Homelessness, Recidivism, Gangs & Community Restoration, College Success

Ayanna Yonemura, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Office Hours: Tues. noon - 3 p.m. Zoom
  • Specialty & Interests: Urban Planning, Public Policy, Feminism, Black Sociology, Comparative Black & Asian American Studies, US & German Refugee Politics, African Studies, President Trump

Faculty Emeritus/Retired

James Sobredo, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Filipino American Immigration History, Global Migration of Filipinos, Filipinos in Barcelona & Madrid, Photo-Documentary

Rita Cameron-Wedding, Ph.D.

Professor - FERP

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies

Fundi Kiburi. Ph.D.

Lecturer

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  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies

Greg Mark, Ph.D.

Professor - FERP

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  • Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
  • Specialty & Interests: Ethnic Studies
Total Members: 49