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Ethnic Studies

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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 Chinyere Oparah
Associate Provost
Professor of Ethnic Studies
Department Head
Mills Hall Room 206, 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, black women and childbirth

Arely Zimmerman
Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall Room 345, 510.430.3162, arzimmerman@mills.edu
Politics of identity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality); immigrant civic engagement and political participation; Social movements and protest politics; migration and transnationalism, Latin American/Latino politics, New Media and Media Activism; Central American communities; Youth, youth cultures, and youth civic engagement; comparative racialization; law and society; political theory; race, ethnicity, and gender.

Visiting Scholars

Leece Lee
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mills Hall Room 341, lelee@mills.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:15 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

Quinta Seward
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mills Hall Room 343/345, qseward@aol.com
Office Hours: TBA
Professional Interests: Social Anthropology, Cultural Biographies, Life Histories, African American Feminist Thought and Post-Colonial Discourse

Staff

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

Savannah Smith
Office Assistant
Mills Hall Room 340

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

Last Updated: 7/24/15
Last Updated: 7/24/15