New Academic Minor in Critical Mixed Race Studies

Posted in Articles, Asian Diaspora, Campus Life, Caribbean/Latin America, Course Offerings, Identity Development/Psychology, Latino Studies, Native Americans/First Nation, United States on 2019-06-06 14:34Z by Steven

New Academic Minor in Critical Mixed Race Studies

San Francisco State University
College of Ethnic Studies
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132-4100

2019-06-05

Professors Wei Ming Dariotis and Nicole Leopardo have founded a new academic minor in Critical Mixed Race Studies (in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. This is the first degree-granting program in the field of mixed race studies in the United States!

Critical Mixed Race Studies emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. Critical Mixed Race Studies addresses local and global systemic injustice rooted in systems of racialization.

Total Units for Minor: 18
Introductory Course (3 units)

  • ETHS 110: Critical Thinking in the Ethnic Studies Experience*

Ethnic Focus (9 units)
Choose three courses, no more than one from each of the sections A through D)*

  • Section A: Asian American Studies
    • AAS 301: Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage
    • AAS 330: Nikkei in the United States
  • Section B: American Indian Studies
    • American Indian Studies 350/AFRS 350/LTNS 355: Black-Indians in the US
  • Section C: Latina/Latino Studies
    • LTNS 380 Afro/Latina/o Diasporas* (has not been taught in the last 5 years)
    • LTNS 278: History of Latinos in the U.S.
  • Section D: Africana
    • AFRS 401: Pan African Black Psychology: A North American, South American and Caribbean Comparison

Comparative/Elective (3 units)
Choose one course from the following)

  • RRS 625: Mixed Race Studies+
  • AAS 522: Transracial Adoptee Experience+

Applied Courses (at least 3 units; choose one from below; must be with CMRS Faculty)

  • ETHS 685: Projects in Teaching Critical Mixed Race Studies (must be for one of the courses listed above or any course with a; repeatable for 1-4 units)
  • ETHS 697: Field Research or Internship in Critical Mixed Race Studies (repeatable for 1-6 units)
  • ETHS 699: Special Study*

Key: *Required Course +Elective Course

For more information, click here.

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Seeking Bay Area individuals of mixed race available for in-person interviews during the month of August

Posted in United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers on 2013-07-20 01:46Z by Steven

Seeking Bay Area individuals of mixed race available for in-person interviews during the month of August

Ellie Tumbuan
2013-07-18

I am a mixed graduate student in the Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program at San Francisco State currently seeking local, Bay Area individuals of mixed race available for in-person interviews during the month of August. My qualitative study is on mixed race and identity. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this research, please contact me at ellie.tumbuan@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Ellie

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Seeking Interviewees for Research on Mixed Heritage Asian American Mothers

Posted in Asian Diaspora, Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers, Women on 2013-03-17 19:04Z by Steven

Seeking Interviewees for Research on Mixed Heritage Asian American Mothers

2013-03-17

Brian DeGuzman
San Francisco State University

I am an Asian American Studies M.A. student at San Francisco State University and I am looking for interviewees for my research on mixed heritage Asian American mothers. I am specifically looking for mixed Asian American mothers who have adult children who are at least 18 years of age or older. I would also like to interview these adult children.

I think an interesting conversation can be made about how mixed mothers raise their children, so if you have questions or would like to participate, please contact me at bdeguz@gmail.com or at my Google Voice phone number which is 415-496-5947.

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RRS 625: Mixed Race Studies: A Comparative Focus

Posted in Course Offerings, Media Archive, United States on 2013-03-11 21:07Z by Steven

RRS 625: Mixed Race Studies: A Comparative Focus

San Francisco State University
Spring 2013

Introduction to the field of mixed race studies from a comparative and ethnic studies perspective. Exploration of various multiracial issues for ethnic studies from the viewpoint of scholars and cultural expressionists who are themselves of mixed-racial heritage. [Formerly ETHS 625]

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Black-Indians in the Americas

Posted in Course Offerings, Media Archive, Native Americans/First Nation, United States on 2012-03-04 19:03Z by Steven

AIS 350 : Black-Indians in the Americas

San Francisco State University
Fall 2011

In this course students will be introduced to some of the major sociological and historical factors that have given rise to multiracial cultural identities in American Indian communities throughout the Americas and the Caribbean with a specific focus on Black-Indians within American Indian and African American Studies. Students will explore the ways that mainstream society comes to understand American Indians and their location within the social, legal, political, and economic sphere of race relations in the West. Students will engage key concepts and theories regarding blood quantum, sovereignty, and land rights as they apply to Natives of mixed ancestry. We will begin with a comprehensive analysis of the notion of a fixed or essential monolithic American Indian identity and how this construction has influenced social, legal, and political understanding of mixed-race Native Americans today and their role within the greater American Indian community. Issues of authenticity, group and community membership, as well as cultural vs. racial formation will be addressed in our weekly readings, lectures, discussions, films, guest lectures, and projects.

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