College of Ethnic Studies Faculty

The College has a dedicated faculty of over 40 tenured or tenure track faculty from a range of backgrounds including but not limited to philosophy, history, arts, health sciences, psychology, education, anthropology, sociology, communications, journalism, literature, languages, law, political science, economics, and law. These individuals are committed to the integrated scholar- teacher-community activist model of Ethnic Studies and to multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches to inquiry. Listed below are our faculty members, the year they began in the College of Ethnic Studies, and their terminal degrees. Additional contact information can be found by using the departmental tabs to the left.

 

Africana Studies

Acting Chair 2019-2020, Doris Flowers, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Antwi Akom (2004), Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Dawn-Elissa Fischer (2007), Ph.D., University of Florida
M. Ifetayo Flannery (2016), Ph.D., Temple University
Shawn Ginwright (2004), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Serie McDougal (On leave 2019-2020), Ph.D., Temple University
Johnetta Richards (1988), Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
Dorothy Tsuruta (1997), Ph.D., Stanford University
Doñela Wright (2016), Ph.D., Temple University
Richard D. Benson, II, Ph.D. Visiting Professor in Social Justice

 

Lecturers

Ashley Aaron (2011), M.A., San Francisco State University
Chris Bell (2016), M.A., San Francisco State University
Amar Casey (2006), Ph.D., Golden Gate University
Dave “Davey D” Cook (2010), Hon D.A., University of California, Berkeley
Madeline Flamer (2005), M.Ed., San Francisco State University
Brittany Prince (2010), M.A., San Francisco State University
Erika Walker (2018), M.A.
 

Emeritus Faculty

Donna Hubbard (1983), J.D., University of Washington School of Law
Wade Nobles (1976), Ph.D., Stanford University
Theophile Obenga (1998), Ph.D., University Paul Valery
Oba T'Shaka (1972), Ph.D., Western Institute

 


American Indian Studies

Department Chair, Joanne Barker (2003), Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Robert Collins (2002), Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Andrew Jolivette, Ph.D., (On leave 2019-2020) University of California, Santa Cruz
Melissa Nelson (2002), Ph.D., University of California, Davis
John-Carlos Perea (2010), Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Lecturers

Amy Casselman (2011) M.A., San Francisco State University
Joshua Horowitz (2015), Ph.D., University of British Columbia
Philip M. Klasky (2005), M.A., San Francisco State University
Edwardo Madril (2013) M.A., San Francisco State University
Sara C. Sutler-Cohen (2012) Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Katherine Wallace (2010),

 

Emeritus Faculty

Elizabeth Parent (1979), Ph.D., Stanford University


Asian American Studies

Department Chair, Russell Jeung (2002), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Wei Ming Dariotis (2000), Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Lorraine Dong (1987), Ph.D., University of Washington
Daniel Gonzales (1971), J.D., Hastings College of Law
Marlon Hom (1986), Ph.D., University of Washington
Mai Nhung Le (1997), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Jonathan H.X. Lee (2009), Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Isabelle Pelaud (2001), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Eric Mar (2017), J.D., New College of California School of Law
Eric J. Pido (2011), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Christen Sasaki (On leave 2019-2020), Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
 Valerie Soe (1996), M.F.A., School of the Arts Institute of Chicago
Anantha Sudhakar (2012) Ph.D., Rutgers University
Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (2000), Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Wesley Ueunten (2002), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Grace Yoo (1996), Ph.D., University of San Francisco

Lecturers

Vivian Chin (2017), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Arlene Daus-Magbual (2015), MA., San Francisco State University
Kira Donnell (2015), M.A., San Francisco State University
Irene Faye Duller (2008), M.A., San Francisco State University
Stuart Fong (2016), M.D., Ross University School of Medicine
Robert A. Fung, Esq. (1990), J.D., New College of California School of Law
Eugene Gambol (2017), M.A., San Francisco State University
Lewis Kawahara (2017), M.A., University of California, Los Angeles and San Francisco State University
Arcadi Kolchak (2016), MPH., San Jose State University
Bianca Louie (2017), M.A., San Francisco State University
Simmy Makhijanil  (2016), Ph.D., California Instistute of Integral Studies
Melissa Nievara-Lozano (2017), Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Allen Ocampo (2017), M.A., San Francisco State University 
Baldeep Pabla (2017), M.S.W., University of California, Berkeley
Barbara Reyes (2015), MFA., San Francisco State University
Julie Thi Underhill (2017), M.A., University of California, Berkeley
Jeremy Villaluz (2016), MFA, San Francisco Art Institute
Voltaire Villanueva (2016), Ed.D., Drexel University
Francis Wong (2017), M.A., San Francisco State University
Jeannie Woo (2003), M.A., San Francisco State University
Justin Woodard (2017), Ed.D., Drexel University

Emeritus Faculty

Danilo Begonia (1970), M.A., San Francisco State University
Laureen Chew (1981), Ed.D., University of the Pacific
Jeffrey Paul Chan (1968), M.A., San Francisco State University
Malcolm Collier (1980), M.A., San Francisco State University
Robert A. Fung (1990), J.D., New College of California School of Law
Ben Kobashigawa (1986), Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
George Kee Woo (1970), B.A., San Francisco State University


Latina/Latino Studies

Department Chair, Katynka Martinez (2007), Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Teresa Carrillo (1993), Ph.D., Stanford University
Carlos Cordova (1974), Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Jose Cuellar (1990), Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade (2004), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Yessica García Hernández, (2019), Ph.D., University of California, San diego
Melissa Guzman-Garcia (2016), Ph.D., University of Santa Barbara
G. Alejandro Murguia (1977), M.F.A., San Francisco State University
Maria Quintana (2017), Ph.D., University of Washington
Belinda Reyes (2006), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Lecturers

John Calloway (1999), Ed.D., University of San Francisco
Brigitte Davila (1994), J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Nestor Castillo (2015), M.P.H, University of California, Berkeley
Alex Flores (2017), M.F.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
Leticia Hernandez-Linares (2016), M.A., University of Pennsylvania
Felix Kury (1989), M.S., San Francisco State University, Universidad de El Salvador
Julieta Kusnir (2017), M.P.H., San Francisco State University
Tomas Riley (2017), M.A., San Diego State University
John Ulloa (2016),M.A., San Francisco State University
Daisy Zamora (2011),
 

Emeritus Faculty

Tomas Almaguer (2000), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Jose Cuellar (1990), Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Roberto Rivera
(1970), Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Race and Resistance Studies

Acting Chair 2019-2021, Falu Bakrania (2005), Ph.D., Stanford University
Rabab Abdulhadi (2007), Ph.D., Yale University
Catriona Rueda Esquibel (2005), Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Jason Ferreira, Ph.D., (on leave 2019-2020) University of California, Berkeley
Leora Kava, (on leave 2019-2020), Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Ponipate Rokulekutu, (2019) Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Amy Sueyoshi
(2002), Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Lecturers

Kerri Ann Borja (2017), M.Ed., San Francisco State University
Néstor Castillo (2018), M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley
Jamal Dajani (2018), Columbia University
AshEl Eldridge (2016), M.A., Sopia University
Blanca Gordo (2018), Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Carlos Hagedorn (2016), M.A., San Francisco State University
Jaqueline Husary (2016), M.Sc. University of London, M.A. San Francisco State University
Lara Kiswani (2017),
Nicole Leopardo (2016), M.A., San Francisco State University
Jamie Mann (2016), Graduate Certificate, University of Florida, M.A., Cal State Los Angeles
Simmy Makhijani, Ph.D., California Institute for Integrative Studies
Vreni Michelini-Castillo (2019)
Jennifer Mogannam, Ph.D. (2017), University of California, San Diego
Gladys Puente (2016), M.A., San Francisco State University
Andres Rodriguez (2016), M.A., San Francisco State University
Larry Salomon (2013), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
John Santos (2018)
Michael Schulze-Oechtering (2016),
Michael Villegas (2018), M.A., San Francisco State University


Retired Faculty

Rafael M. Diaz (2003), Ph.D. Stanford University