Racial and Ethnic Studies


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Following Our Digital Footsteps

by Ean Tam, May 19, 2021 On January 21st, 2020, the United States reported its first case of COVID-19 in Washington state. Over the course of a year, offices emptied, schools closed, and normal life disappeared. By April 2021, over 553,000 Americans had passed away due to the pandemic. Now, as vaccine shots continue to…

Defying Labels: The Afro-Latinidad Complex

by Haasitha Korlipara, April 19, 2021 Think back to Shakira and J-Lo’s memorable, high-energy performance during the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show. The singers embraced various elements of Latin American culture, an example being the incorporation of two Afro-Colombian dance forms, Champeta and Mapalé, into Shakira’s choreography. What appeared to be a showcase of Latino…

An analysis of racial paradigms and ethnic projects in America

by Sanjana Sankaran, April 14, 2021  Vilna Bashi-Treitler, The Ethnic Project: Transforming Racial Fiction into Ethnic Factions Bashi-Treitler begins chapter three by answering the question, “How are ethnic groups racialized in the United States?” (Bashi-Treitler 2013: 44). She begins by discussing the three major racial paradigms that came about, starting in Europe and later in…

Androids as Allegories: Analysing Asian/American and African/American Embodiment in Speculative Media

by Anonymous, February 15, 2021 ***FALL 2020 CONTEST WINNER*** This essay was written in 2018, before the HBO’s Watchmen and Lovecraft County aired. Both narratives are worth looking into for representations of Black bodies in the nexus of history, science fiction, and modernity. Recent years have seen increased diversity in the American population. However,  entwined…

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