• Graduate Spotlight- Dana Ahern

    March 23, 2019

    CRES graduate student Dana Ahern shares their project and how it tracks the development and movement of transgender knowledge and bodies. It also looks for the origin points of transgender medicine and research and examines the histories and presences of colonialism and imperialism required to make transgender medicine possible, and so much more.

  • Graduate Spotlight- Saugher Nojan (Sociology)

    March 1, 2019

    CRES graduate Saugher Nojan depicts the struggle the Muslim student community and their struggle to have a dedicated prayer space at UC Santa Cruz through their photovoice project.

  • Graduate Spotlight- Sheeva Sabati (Education)

    January 10, 2019

    CRES graduate DE student Sheeva Sabati depicts the settler colonial imaginaries and the naming of the first UC campus.

  • Graduate Research Spotlight - Jess Whatcott (Politics)

    January 10, 2019

    CRES graduate student Jess Whatcott shares their research on eugenics-based policy-making in California history that enacts state violence.

  • CRES Faculty Condemn Recent Police Violence against Student Protesters

    January 4, 2019

    CRES principal faculty sent a letter to Napolitano, Blumental, and Tromp as a response to the violence UCPD brought upon students on Friday, November 16, 2018.

  • Graduate Student Spotlight- Trung PQ Nguyen (History of Consciousness)

    December 13, 2018

    CRES graduate DE student Trung PQ Nguyen shares their research on how the U.S. used visual culture to distort the history about the war in Southeast Asia.

  • Micha Cárdenas's Plenary Address at the National Women's Studies Association

    December 13, 2018

    CRES principal faculty member Micha Cárdenas was honored as a plenary speaker on the "Future of Gender." This plenary panel also featured nationally renowned scholar-activists and cultural producers Cathy Cohen, Tourmaline, C. Riley Snorton, Dean Spade, and Kendall Thomas.

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    New CRES Faculty Spotlight: Jenny Kelly

    November 8, 2018

    An interview with new CRES faculty member, Jenny Kelly, with Robert Parke, CRES and biochemistry double-major and member of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

  • 2018 CRES Newsletter

    November 1, 2018

    Read the latest from the CRES community, including a welcome message from Director Atanasoski, introductions to CRES faculty and student representatives, announcements and news, and information on course offerings.

  • Graduate Research Spotlight - Ka-eul Yoo (Literature)

    October 17, 2018

    CRES graduate DE student Ka-eul Yoo researches Hansenin, or Hansen’s disease (leprosy), patients in South Korea.

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    Central Valley Freedom Summer registers voters, changes lives

    October 02, 2018

    For most kids who grow up in the Central Valley, the goal is to get out. But this summer, 25 UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced students turned that narrative on its head and returned home, eager to give back to their communities.

  • 2017 CRES Newsletter

    October 2, 2017

    Read the latest from the CRES community, including a welcome message from Director Atanasoski, introductions to CRES faculty and student representatives, and information on courses.

  • The Long, Dirty History of U.S. Warmongering against North Korea

    April 25, 2017

    Christine Hong, associate professor of Literature and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, contributed an article to The Progressive, giving a historical perspective to the current rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

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    UCSC to offer new B.A. degree in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

    June 06, 2014

    Beginning this fall, students at UC Santa Cruz can now declare a major in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES), leading to a new bachelor of arts degree.