50 Years of Ethnic Studies

Join us in our full day celebration, “Insurgent Knowledge: 50 Years of Ethnic Studies”, on March 29!


All events will take place at the University of Utah Alumni House.
(Get directions) Free parking is provided in Lot 30, located north of the Alumni House.

Insurgent Paths: Ethnic Studies, Student Experiences, Activism

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Ethnic Studies was born through student demands and needs. Join us for a panel by past and current students as they discuss their paths to and beyond Ethnic Studies.


Kehaulani Folau (Assistant Director, Graduate School Diversity Office, Ethnic Studies Class of 2013)
Dominic Hussain (Ethnic Studies Class of 2019)
Luisa Lugo (Ethnic Studies Class of 2020)
Matt Wong (Education, Leadership & Policy Master’s Program, Utah Presents, Ethnic Studies Class of 2018)
Moderator: Alborz Ghandehari (Assistant Professor-Lecturer, Ethnic Studies)

Insurgent Horizons: The Future of Ethnic Studies

2:15 – 3:45 PM

How should Ethnic Studies grow? What dimensions lie untaken for Ethnic Studies to stay true to its origins? Join us for a discussion by current faculty in the Division of Ethnic Studies.


Maile Arvin (Assistant Professor, History and Gender Studies)
Annie Fukushima ( Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies)
Alborz Ghandehari (Assistant Professor-Lecturer, Ethnic Studies)
Darius Bost (Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies)
Armando Solórzano (Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Family and Consumer Studies)
Moderator: Karen Johnson (Associate Professor, Education, Culture & Society and Ethnic Studies)

Insurgent Solidarities: Reflecting on Ethnic Studies at the U

4:00 – 5:30 PM

Ethnic Studies at the U was built by many hands. Join us as past faculty and partners reflect on the journey of Ethnic Studies here at the U.


Margaret K. Brady (Emeritus Faculty, English and Ethnic Studies)
Ronald Coleman (Emeritus Faculty, History and Ethnic Studies)
Edward Mayer (Emeritus Faculty, Languages & Literature)
Haruko Moriyasu (Emeritus Faculty, Ethnic Studies)
Moderator: Theresa Martinez (Associate Professor, Sociology)

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