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Department of Ethnic Studies

Congratulations Ethnic Studies Majors 2020 Graduates!


Michael Ardiacono - Black Studies

Alma Bautista Ramirez - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Jesus Camacho Ramirez - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Dewayne Cezere - Comparative Ethnic Studies

Rosa Estrella Gandara - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Latrina Gatison - Black Studies

Diana Gatlin - Genders & Sexualities in Communities of Color & Comparative Ethnic Studies

Lelia Grammer - Comparative Ethnic Studies

Caitlin Gulseth - Genders & Sexualities in Communities of Color

Olivia Guzman - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Chanelle Harville - Black Studies

Bomani Howard - Black Studies

Mitchell Lewis - Black Studies

Janel Lloyd - Black Studies

Dana Lundblad - Black Studies

Jose Martinez Menjivar - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Carien McKneely Bolds - Black Studies

Abigail Morales - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Frank Payta - Comparative Ethnic Studies

Jordan Richardson - Black Studies

Vincent Roland - Black Studies

Christopher Sanchez - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Julie Sanchez - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

LaRell Thomas - Black Studies

Sharon Vargas - Chicanx/Latinx Studies

Adrienne Williams - Black Studies

Verrottica Young - Genders & Sexualities in Communities of Color

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