Ethnic Studies Student Research Symposium

Oregon State University -- Friday, April 20, 2018 -- Horizon Room, Memorial Union

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Opening remarks: Larry Rodgers 9:00am

Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Oregon State University

Poster Session Begins 9:10-9:30am

Panel 1 9:30-10:10am

Panel 2 10:20-11:00am

Panel 3 11:10-12:00pm

Lunch & keynote 12:00-12:50pm

Keynote: Robert S. Chang

Executive Director, Korematsu Center

Professor of Law, Seattle University

Intro by Susan Bernardin, Director School of Language Culture & Society

Panel 4 1:00-1:50pm

Panel 5 2:00-2:50pm

Panel 6 3:00-3:50pm

Panel 7 4:00-4:50pm

Brief closing remarks: Marta Maldonado

Community-Building! 5:30-until...

Hosted by AYA: Womxn of Color Initiative, OSU

Location: Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez



Ried Gustafson and Lauren Moran, Portland State University

Surveillance and Policing of Immigrant Communities in Oregon

Rachel Kingsley, Oregon State University

Emily Esteban, Oregon State University

Language of Inclusion: A review of the National Science Foundation and Ecological Society of America Diversity Efforts

Sativa Cruz, Oregon State University

"Black girl" Identity Crisis in the Academy: Afro-Diasporic Positionalities in Colonial Disciplines

Micknai Arefaine, Oregon State University

SESSION 1 (9:30-10:10AM)

#MMIW and the Limitations of the Law

Luhui Whitebear, Oregon State University

I am Number Eight

Diana Luquin-Monroy, Yakima Valley Community College

Students of Color Photovoice Project: Amplifying Voices

Lesley Hernandez, Oregon State University

SESSION 2 (10:20-11:00)

My Mother, Original Dreamer

Perla Chavez, Yakima Valley Community College

Decolonizing Study Abroad

Elena Robles Ramirez, Oregon State University

Obesity in the Pacific: A Complex Symptom of Colonization

Robin Fifita, Oregon State University

SESSION 3 (11:10-12:00)

Una Esperanza Para Sus Hijas

Araceli Walle, Yakima Valley Community College

Cultural Competency in Serving Children and Families in Early Intervention

Lidia Huerta, University of Oregon

Creating Spaces to Unpack Diversity: The CEOAS Professional Learning Community

Alejandra Sanchez-Rios, Oregon State University

Melva Trevin-Pena, Oregon State University

Melissa McCracken, Oregon State University

SESSION 4 (1:00-1:50)

Soil to Soul: Phenomenological Inquiry into Pan-African Earth Connection

Danielle Jones, Portland State University

Decolonized Approaches to Health Disparities in Lakota Communities

Matt Williams, Oregon State University

The Whitewashing of Mexican Food Authenticity

Lisa Fernandez, Oregon State University

The Significance of Discourse & Needs for Further Consideration of its Position in Academic Spaces

Lauren Grant, Oregon State University

SESSION 5 (2:00-2:50)

Trump’s Appeal to White Male Insecurity about Mexican Immigration

Makaena Durias, Oregon State University

Constructing Race in Anime and Manga

Annie Lei, Oregon State University

The Oral Histories Project: How Multiracial Students are Affected by Mono-Racisms on Oregon State's Campus

Mackenzie Gipple, Oregon State University

Expectations and Lived Realities of Iraqi Women Refugees and Refugee Mental Health Providers in Portland: An Ethnographic Study to Inform Refugee Mental Health Services and Policy

Massarra Eiwaz, Oregon State University

SESSION 6 (3:00-3:50)

An Insight into the Implications of Racial Discourse in Education

Giorgio Tolaini, Sussex University (UK)

Afro-Cuban Epistemic Struggle of Racism and Black Liberation, Or, Hip-Hop is Here to Teach

Bryce Keicher, University of Oregon

Organizing Across Difference at OSU

Micknai Arefaine, Oregon State University

Elirissa Hui, Oregon State University

SESSION 7 (4:00-4:50)

Healing Cards: Dr. King's Revolution of Values and Beyond

Isamar Chavez, Oregon State University

Hunter Briggs, Oregon State University

Nothing About Us, Without Us: Reassessing "Vulnerable" Populations in Research

Cristof Del Aquelarre Errante, Oregon State University

Exploring Indigenous Identity within OSU Latinx Students

Natalie Vega-Juarez, Oregon State University

Health-Related Quality of Life Among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Medicare Beneficiaries

Lan Doan, Oregon State University

Community-Building! (5:30-until...)

Hosted by AYA: Womxn of Color Initiative, Diversity & Cultural Engagement, OSU

Location: Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by March 19 to Marta Maldonado:, or 541-737-1724.