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Department of Ethnic Studies


1. The Department of Ethnic Studies is proud of its largest graduating class ever. Congratulations class of 2020!
2. The Department of Ethnic Studies is getting ready for the 2020-21 school year. Our Fall Semester will be taught entirely online. We are offering our classes in both synchronous and asynchronous modalities.
3. One of our lecturers, Dr. Janice Tanemura, is being considered for a 3-year contract. Please contact the Department Chair, Dr. Luz Calvo, if you have any feedback that you would like to share. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Ethnic Studies is to provide an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to the University's public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers six core areas: American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Black Studies; Chicanx and Latinx Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies (Available online only); and Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens.


Advantages of an Ethnic Studies Degree


Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies acquire a competitive edge in today’s global job market. Employers in all sectors have come to recognize the value of hiring people trained to work effectively with diverse communities and cultures.Careers for Majors

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarship OpportunitiesClick here

Ethnic Studies Administrative Support Coordinator

Erika Diaz-Apodaca
Office: MI 4098


Contact Us

Department of Ethnic Studies
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Meiklejohn Hall, MI 4098
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm