Queer Ethnic Studies Initiative

SF State's College of Ethnic Studies has been in the vanguard of Queer Ethnic Studies for over 20 years. It has aggressively incorporated curricula in sexuality studies, implemented new courses such as “AIDS and People of Color, “Latino Sexualities,” and hired scholars working at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality. Today, one in four of our tenured/tenure-track faculty have expertise in queer studies, and a third of our graduate students pursuing one of our two M.A. degrees (Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies) are engaged in thesis projects on queer and/or trans people of color.

The Queer Ethnic Studies Initiative is part of the College’s strategic plan to mobilize faculty expertise, support graduate student scholarship, and investigate the creation of a major on queers of color.

Today, one in four of our tenured/tenure-track faculty have expertise in queer studies, and a third of our graduate students pursuing one of our two M.A. degrees (Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies) are engaged in thesis projects on queer and/or trans people of color.

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Dean Amy Sueyoshi On the Power of the Ethnic Studies

We recently sat down with Dean Sueyoshi to learn about her perspectives on leading the College of Ethnic Studies in a rapidly changing world that is markedly different from that of the 1968 strikers whose 6-month walkout and protest led to the establishment of the college.

College of Ethnic Studies Funding Initiatives

A plethora of graduating students

Scholarships

Scholarships provide much-needed support to students to defray the cost of attending University.

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Metro College
Success Program

The Metro Program supports first-generation, low-income, and/or historically underrepresented students at the University.

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Community University
Empowerment Fund (CUE)

CUE provides seed grants to innovative, socially engaged projects that improve conditions and the quality of life for communities of color.

Professor of Asian American Studies Russell Jeung

Asian American
Research Initiative (AARI)

AARI conducts community-based research and activities to empower our communities.

For more information about the Queer Ethnic Studies Initiative, contact:

Alex Sanchez ( He/Him/His )
Director of Development
College of Ethnic Studies
(415) 338-1032