College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences News

The History and Significance of Juneteenth

A question and answer series with with Cal State East Bay ethnic studies professor Nicholas Baham and lecturer Steven Cleveland on the cultural and historical significance of Juneteenth.

June 18, 2021

Ethnic Studies professor publishes award-winning book

Enrique Salmón describes his family as a living library of plant knowledge, which informed his newest book, “Iwígara,” an anthology of plants native to the Americas. It details the cultural, culinary and medicinal significance these ingredients have to the tribes that use them.

May 27, 2021

Returning to Indigenous Ways to Manage Fire

Wildfire season is starting earlier and ending later each year. While wildfires are an inevitable occurrence in California, our relationship with them can be vastly improved by learning from and applying ancient ways of relating to the land, shows research by Cal State East Bay professor Tony Marks-Block.

September 16, 2020