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Ethnic Studies
Faculty & Staff

Vivian Chin
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall Room 338, 510.430.3206, vchin@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Asian American, Asian Diaspora, and Pacific Islander literature and history; cultural studies; race and gender studies; popular culture

Melinda Micco
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall Room 341, 510.430.3324, melinda@mills.edu
Professional Interests: American Indian history; film studies and literature; multiracial identity studies; ethnic identity in tribal communities; indigenous women, nationally and internationally; enrolled member of Seminole Nation of Oklahoma

Julia C. Oparah
Professor of Ethnic Studies
Department Head
Sabbatical, Spring 2015
Mills Hall Room 343, 510.430.3163, jcoparah@mills.edu
Professional Interests: African diaspora studies, Black British studies, black feminist theory, women of color organizing, transnational prison-industrial complex, women and transgender prisoners

Déborah Berman Santana
Professor of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall Room 345, 510.430.3162, santana@mills.edu
Economic sustainability, political sovereignty, and environmental justice; theory and practice of community activism; historical legacy of racism and colonialism; militarism and the environment; Latin America and the Caribbean (especially Puerto Rico) and US Latinas/os; comparative studies: US Pacific territories; peoples of color in the US

Visiting Scholars

Leece Lee
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mills Hall Room 341, 510.430.3324, lelee@mills.edu
Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00-11:00 and by appointment
Professional Interests: Interdisciplinary Native American/Indigenous, race, ethnic, gender and queer studies; Native American histories and contemporary studies; western expansion, American nation formation, law and phenomenology; “Red,” postcolonial, and transnational feminisms; visual culture and media studies; decolonialism

Margo Okazawa-Rey
Distinguished Fellow in Research Justice
mokazawarey@mills.edu
Professional Interests: Militarism, feminist research methods, transnational feminist praxis

Staff

Jean Wong
Departmental Administrator, Ethnic Studies Department
Departmental Web Liaison, Web Publishing
Mills Hall Room 340, 510.430.2080, ethnic@mills.edu

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P: 510.430.2080
F: 510.430.2067
E: ethnic_study@mills.edu

Last Updated: 8/8/14