Ethnic Studies &

Critical Gender Studies

at UC San Diego

Winter 2019

More info here:


Diawara Flyer-1.pdf


Post Bacc Flyer February 2019.pdf

Colloquium Lila A. Sharif Feb 14 (1).pdf




The International Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants. The awards are intended to partially offset dissertation research travel expenses incurred in the U.S. or abroad. Supported research should be about other societies rather than simply conducted in other societies. Applications will be accepted from any discipline as long as it deals with international or global issues, cross-national comparisons, or research on particular societies and also has a substantial human or societal dimension. Implications for public policy should be made explicit.

Awards are intended for research travel between June 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. Awards will not exceed $3,000. Funds may be used for travel, research assistance, and in some cases supplies such as cameras or recording devices.

Criteria for Selection:

· A topic that will increase knowledge about an issue of important international concern.

· An interdisciplinary, inter-divisional, and/or comparative subject. (Cross-regional projects are particularly encouraged; multi-country comparative projects also satisfy this criterion.)

· Intellectual originality and breadth.

· Clarity / strength of research plan, design and methodology.

Applications are due no later than 3pm Monday, March 4, 2019. Awards will be announced at the beginning of spring quarter.

Application instructions can be found at https:

Please address questions to:

Katia Todorova, II Coordinator, at or

Sharon Rose, II Co-Director at

Earn 8 units in a month! UC Davis Summer Abroad is currently accepting enrollments for our 2019 summer programs (30 faculty-led programs in 20 different countries to choose from, plus 20+ summer abroad internships!) Below are Women and Gender Studies and related programs that might be of interest to you.

· Open to all UCSD students (freshman through graduating seniors)

· UCSD summer financial aid applies

· UC Davis courses, led by UC Davis faculty

· Courses taught in English

France, Sex and Space

Courses: Art History 122 & 198

Examine the wide range of the relationship between architecture and sexuality in the context of European modernism.

Ecuador, Environmental Justice in Indigenous Ecuador

Courses: Native American Studies 120 & 198 (202 & 298 grad student option)

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with multiple indigenous groups and see parts of Ecuador that are not available to traditional tourists.

Australia – Writing & Internships (Sydney)

Live, work, and study in Sydney, Australia. Complete an intensive internship 20 hours a week in the career field of your choice while taking three upper division University Writing Program (UWP) courses. Excursions in and outside of Sydney are an integral part of the program.

Create an online interest profile to receive email updates about programs that interest you (it only takes a minute!). Visit the program webpage links below for details on fees, excursions, class schedules and more.

The Martha LA McCain Postdoctoral Fellowship 2019.pdf

2019 LEAP Emerge - Summer Internship Program Flyer (002).pdf

The Department of Ethnic Studies at University of California, San Diego

Statement on Central American Migrant Caravans

Department of Ethnic Studies

University of California, San Diego

Statement on Central American Migrant Caravans

As the faculty and graduate students of the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego, we express our concern with the ongoing refugee and humanitarian crisis currently taking place en las Americas at the U.S.-Mexico border. As scholars committed to making transparent the linked processes of war, militarism, settler colonialism, and forced migration, we wish to affirm that asylum seekers have rights to humane treatment under international law and to have asylum claims fairly and promptly adjudicated. We stand in solidarity with Central American refugees, and join various international migration and refugee organizations, as well as academic professional organizations like the Latina/o Studies Association, in “condemn[ing] all forms of violence used against migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, who have a human right to migrate and move across political territories in search of security and well-being.” Also, as scholars of race and ethnicity, we denounce the xenophobic, race-baiting tactics employed by US American and Mexican political actors who circulate inaccurate or decontextualized information about the migrant caravans, to stoke fear in an effort to gain electoral support.

We urge the UC San Diego community, as well as residents of the southern California region, to become better informed about the complex factors that compel large numbers of our fellow Americans to flee to our southern border. It is imperative that we engage in honest discussions about the U.S. role in triggering the mass violence and economic devastation in Central America's Northern Triangle through its long-standing economic, political, and military interventions, as well as its outsized contribution to climate-change-induced droughts and hurricanes in the region.

For information about San Diego-based efforts supporting the migrant caravans that we can donate to or volunteer for, see: Otay Mesa Detention Resistance (OMDR), Food for Migrant Caravan/Comida para la Caravana, and Border Angels/Ángeles de la Frontera, and San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN).

For legal funds, consider supporting the “Al Otro Lado” Medical-Legal Project.

If you are interested in going to Tijuana to volunteer with on-the-ground support efforts there, you may find more information here: Comité Estratégico de Ayuda Humanitaria Tijuana, Solidarity with Refugee Caravan in Tijuana, Enclave Caracol, Jardín de Mariposas, and Food Not Bombs.

FEL19_Fellows FAQs Updated_181010.docx

The International Institute and Human Rights Program are pleased to announce the 12th annual student competition for human rights fellowships. Successful applicants for the 2019 UC Human Rights Fellowship will receive $5,000 for summer internships with a human rights organization of their choice.

Interested students are invited to attend an informational session on Wednesday, January 16th at 12:00pm in the Sequoyah Hall, Room 103.

The Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) Summer Fellowship is an intensive six-week program that places committed student activists at labor unions or community organizations to gain hands-on organizing experience in a current campaign for economic justice. College students will gain organizing skills, as well as knowledge on various related topics. The goal of this program is to train the next generation of young leaders and organizers who will effectively push forward social change and economic justice in San Diego County.

Apply to the SEJ Fellowship here

If you know of any great candidates for the SEJ Fellowship, please encourage them to apply! We are looking for students who:

· are passionate and dedicated to social and economic justice, and committed to advancing change for workers, low-income communities and communities of color;

· have an interest in community or labor organizing as a potential career path;

· demonstrate leadership at school, at work, at home, and/or in the community;

· have a class, race, gender, or sexuality lens;

· plan to stay in San Diego to make a lasting impact in the region; and

· attend college in San Diego County, or are from San Diego.

Fellowship applications can be found here and are due Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.

For any additional information, please contact Ana Laura Martínez at (619) 584-5744 ext. 132 or at


Beyond Binaries Collective Flyer Fall 2018.pdf

SXS MA_brochure_updated.pdf

updated Grad.pdf

Applications due March 1st




Application packet can be found :

Questions? Please contact Lindsie Bear, Native Cultures Fund Program Director at

Dear Community Members and Faith Leaders,

Are you interested in issues surrounding policing in your area? Do you want to learn how religious leaders are getting involved to build trust and restore the relationship between the police and communities in San Diego County? Take a look at July’s newsletter here.

On January 31, the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) at the University of San Diego launched a handbook and website in collaboration with the San Diego Organizing Project (SDOP) and the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego. These resources are for religious and community leaders to use to improve relationships and build trust between police and community members, and they were informed by more than 80 conversations with religious leaders, law enforcement, and community members across San Diego County.

The Kroc IPJ is now building and supporting community cohorts of religious leaders to identify challenges and develop solutions to improve police-community relations in their specific areas. Stay updated about police-community events in your area and learn more about the leaders in your community taking the initiative to restore the relationship with the police in our monthly newsletter.

Jessica Dockstader

M.A. Candidate, Kroc School of Peace Studies

Building Trust Partnership, Intern