Ethnic Studies


Natalee Kehaulani K Bauer

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Mills Hall 338
Mara Diaz

Mara Diaz

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies
Priya Kandaswamy

Priya Kandaswamy

Associate Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Vera Long 132

Professional Interests: Feminist and queer theory; race, gender, and US welfare politics; women of color in the US; theories of race and sexuality; sexuality and citizenship; geographies of race, gender, and sexuality

Sheila Lloyd

Sheila Lloyd

Professor of English, Associate Provost
Mills Hall

Professional Interests: African-American literature and contemporary literary theory

Ajuan Mance

Ajuan M Mance

Professor of Ethnic Studies and English
Certificate for the Advancement of Digital Learning
Mills Hall 311

Professional Interests: African American literature, 19th-century American literature, US popular culture, the oral tradition in US literature, Black feminist thought, African American art

Margo Okazawa-Rey

Margo Okazawa-Rey

Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership
Barbara Lee Professorship in Women's Leadership
Vera Long 115

Professional Interests: Gender and militarism, economic globalization, transnational feminist activism, feminist activist research methodologies, critical multicultural education

Chinyere Oparah

Chinyere Oparah

Provost and Dean of Faculty, Professor of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall 204

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 M Zimmerman

Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies
Mills Hall 345

Professional Interests: 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


Esha Pillay

Departmental Administrator

Mills Hall 340