• 4/14/21 Publishing in Critical Ethnic Studies Workshop

    In this webinar, we will hear from the current co-editors and managing editor of Critical Ethnics Studies on the process of publishing in academic journals. We hope you can join us!

  • Queering the Undocumented Archive: A Conversation with Yosimar Reyes and Julio Salgado

    Please join us TODAY for this wonderful event organized by the teaching team of (un)docu studies and hosted by the Center for Racial Justice and CRES!!
  • CRES Faculty micha cárdenas Gives Talk at Major Art Festival in Berlin

    In this talk, cárdenas considers the relevance of trans operations of trans studies for thinking through environmental media art.
  • 2/16 STOP #CVE Talk



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    Assistant Professor micha cárdenas (AGPM and DANM) is prinicipal faculty in CRES and her game Redshift and Portalmetal is in an exhibit hosted by the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery that will run from January 20 - July 10, 2021.
  • A Virtual CRES Book Talk and Celebration with Christine Hong

    Christine Hong is Associate Professor of Literature and the current director of CRES. Her political commentary has appeared in  The Nation and on Democracy Now! and Al Jazeera. We hope you can join us as we discuss her recently published book,  A Violent Peace on Friday, January 22 from 2:00-3:30.  You can register here.

  • VIRTUAL EVENT on 8/13: Karen Tei Yamashita, Sansei and Sensibility

    Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00pm

    Karen Tei (KT) Yamashita, Professor Emerita of Literature and Creative Writing and CRES principal faculty will be presenting from her latest book, Sansei and Sensibility, a collection of short stories, this Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Bookshop Santa Cruz and The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz invite you to join us for a free online event.

  • VIRTUAL: Humanities Happy Hour – Freedom & Race in the Time of Pandemic

    May 14 @ 5:30 pm

    Join us for our first virtual Humanities Happy Hour exploring Questions That Matter in the Time of Pandemic. This week will focus on “Freedom & Race” and feature Humanities Dean Tyler Stovall in conversation with associate professors Alice Yang, Christine Hong, and Noriko Aso.

  • CRES Faculty Book Celebration: Savannah Shange

  • Savannah Shange is a Black diaspora scholar who works at the intersections of race, place, sexuality, and the state. She is assistant professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz and was most recently a postdoctoral associate in Black Bodies at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis. She holds a joint PhD in Africana Studies and Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her writing has been featured in Women and Performance, The Feminist Wire, and Anthropology News. Her research interests include Black femme gender, queer of color critique, and the afterlife of slavery.

  • CRES Work in Progress: micha cárdenas & Krizia Puig.

  • micha cárdenas, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games + Playable Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz & the founding director of the Critical Realities Studio. micha cárdenas is writing a new algorithm for gender, race and technology.Krizia Puig is a Feminist Studies doctoral student at UC Santa Cruz, where they also work as the Program Coordinator at the Disability Resource Center, and as a researcher-artist for the Critical Realities Studio.
  • Jasmin Young Talk

    CRES is very pleased to be bringing Jasmin Young, a president's postdoctoral fellow, to campus for a visit early next week. As a part of her visit, she will be giving a public lecture--see attached flyer and announcement.
  • CRES Works In Progress: 5/10/19 "Demonized and Devalued: Marginalized Bodies Made Kill-able"

    Dr. Courtney Bonam and Christine Rosales will be sharing their work around this topic.
  • All Power to the People II: Filipino Activism in the Third World Liberation Front

    Lilian Fabros who was a Filipino activist during the Third World Liberation Front, will be speaking about her experiences as an organizer at this time. Please join the conversation, the event is open to the public onTuesday, May 7, 2019
    1:30-3:05 p.m. Kresge 327.
  • All Power to the People! Asian American Radicalism and the Third World Liberation Front Strike: An Intergenerational Activist Dialogue

     “All Power to the People! Asian American Radicalism and the Third World Liberation Front Strike: An Intergenerational Activist Dialogue,” features three Asian American activists who were vital to the TWLF struggle, Vicci Wong, Bruce Occena, and Emil de Guzman and who will share their experience and create an intergenerational panel with student activists on campus. 
  • Indigenous Agency in Visual Culture

    December 5, 2018

    Yve Chavez, President's Postdoctoral Fellow, will talk about their research on Indigenous contributions to California’s Franciscan missions and Native agency in early modern global exchange networks.

  • CRES Works in Progress: Invitation and Object - Reframing the Study of Palestine

    November 29, 2018

    Assistant Professor Jenny Kelly and Graduate Student Noya Kansky will present their works in progress on Palestine.

  • Friday Forum: Angela Nguyen

    June 2, 2017

    “Mom, can you help me with my homework?” Identifying Tools and Conditions for Intergenerational Dialogue Among Southeast Asian Refugees and Their Children

  • CRES Works in Progress

    May 26, 2017

    Graduate student Chrissy Anderson-Zavala presents work on "Delinquency as Labor," and Professor Felicity Amaya Schaeffer presents her work on "BioRobotics: Surveillance at the Borders of AnimalHumanInsect."

  • Comparative Empires

    October 16, 2015, 10am-5pm
  • Steven Salaita

    Steven Salaita: Reading Seminar & Public Talk

    Two events on February 20, 2015: Reading seminar at 10am, and public talk at 2pm.