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Dr. Yesika Ordaz accepted for a summer fellowship at Duke University!

April 22, 2019

Dr. Yesika Ordaz has been accepted for a summer fellowship program at Duke University called, Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement (SITPA). Congrats Dr. Ordaz!

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"Migrant detention-center issues not new, scholar says" Article on Dr. Ordaz

Jan. 29, 2019

Please note the following corrections to the linked article about Dr. Ordaz: CHANGE, “systemic and cultural forms of conversation and activism” to “systemic and institutional forms of oppression and activism” CHANGE “These spaces need to be mandatory” to “These spaces are essential” CHANGE “At the heart of ethnic studies is...

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Welcoming our new Assistant Professor specializing in Chicano/a History, Immigration and Carcerality Studies, Jessica Ordaz!

July 26, 2018

Dr. Ordaz grew up in Brentwood, California. She is the granddaughter of bracero agricultural laborers and the daughter of migrant workers. At the age of 18 she left home to pursue higher education and became a first gen college student at UC Santa Barbara triple majoring in Women’s Studies, History...