Spring 2020
Spring Quarter Newsletter
Dear friends and colleagues,

As we finish a tumultuous academic year and look to the next, we would like to share our thoughts about the recent uprisings - upheavals that we recognize as being part of a long history of racism and police violence.

The Institute of Arts and Humanities stands with UC San Diego and San Diego communities in mourning the deaths of Tony McDade, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other black people by police. We condemn these murders and understand they are not exceptional acts of brutality but systemic to the function of police and white supremacy in the United States and beyond. Read our full statement here.

Nancy Kwak

Simeon Man
Associate Director
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
Click on the image below to view messages from our directors, faculty, and staff.
African American Studies
Airrell Jurine Gaither
Jzov Najea Stith-Gambles
Alicia Yvette Colria Yancey

Chicanx & Latinx Studies
Stephanie Beltran
Anel Alexandra Castellanos Gonzalez
Nighlah Mohammed Kisswani

Chinese Studies
Mason Antonio Boren
Lily Ping Chen
Tenzin Rabga Chomphel
Jessica Colleen Fung
Nadia Faye Gov
Ledong Huang
Kun Yong Jeoung
Crystal Lee
Nicole Grace Pleasant
Robert Ramji
Kendra Noel Scheer
Li Yen Tan
Emily Tran
Sohee Kelly Wun
Tiffany Yu
Classical Studies
Madeline Grace Froemming
Lindsay Anna Harrington
Noah Carter Jerge
Alexandros Constantine Paras

German Studies
Madeline Yi-Lin Sporkert

Japanese Studies
Joann Kimberly Nobles Baldonado
Wiley Ann Bowen
Yuta Kasashima
Rhys Burton Shriver
Isabella Patricia Silva
Daniel Tan
Coleen Wu
Jacqueline May Yang

Jewish Studies
Steven Philip Saludez Derman

Middle East Studies
Haifa Hammad N Albelaihid
Matthew Gundy
Michael Joseph Guzman
Ahmad Bassem Shanaa
Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies
Maryam Naser Al-Ateeq
Charlotte Elisabeth Frans Bruggeman
Niana Nuredin Mohammed
Kellen Elaine Peddicord

Science Studies
Jonathan Tiger Bui
Destiny Moreno
Andrew Zane Shalauta
Anh Truc Vo

Third World Studies
Nicole English

Transnational Korean Studies
Odilia Barr
Luke Owen Butler
Tiffany Cai
Jade Elise Hookham
Desiree Nicole Intveld
Kun Hee Jeong
Cindy Tran Lu
Esther Afi Nofodji

Upcoming Events
Virtual Teach In: The Crisis at Otay Mesa Detention Center
The Otay Mesa Detention Center had the largest outbreak of coronavirus among ICE detention centers in the country and the largest in the county of San Diego. Hosted by the the Institute on May 28, 2020, hear activists speak about the conditions inside the prison and what's being done to address the crisis.

UCSD Students Build Archive of Untold Stories, Impact of COVID-19 on Marginalized Communities
Students of UC San Diego's "Race and Oral History Project" course witness firsthand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on San Diego's ethnic communities. Supported in part by the Institute of Arts and Humanities, the course is taught by Yen Le Espiritu (Ethnic Studies) with support from associate director Simeon Man (History) and Luis Alvarez (History).

Faculty Spotlight: Amelia Glaser
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program director, Amelia Glaser, talks with literary translator and author Jennifer Croft about her translations of 2019 Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk's novel for her spring quarter remote class.

Coming Fall 2020: Global South Studies
Current Third World Studies Program will be changing its name to Global South Studies come Fall 2020. "By changing the name, we aim to shift the program to allow students to explore a range of interrelated themes such as inequality, migration, gender, diaspora, climate change, radical politics, post-colonial, and subaltern, though not limited to these concepts." - Babak Rahimi, Global South Studies Program Director

North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood
The North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood will be the new home for the Institute of Arts and Humanities. With all new residential living spaces, classrooms, administrative buildings, dining, recreation and more, the Living and Learning Neighborhood will be a place of community, collaboration, and creativity.

Congratulations to all our Graduate Summer Fellows from the Departments of History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre and Dance and Visual Arts!
Our Graduate Summer Fellowship supports UC San Diego graduate students in completing their dissertations that relate to one of the following four themes: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Global Arts and Humanities; Public Arts and Humanities; and Digital Arts and Humanities.
For more Funding Opportunities, visit our   website.
This is our first newsletter! We're excited to keep you up to date on what's happening in the Institute of Arts and Humanities. Want to be featured in the future? All affiliates - faculty, staff, students, and alumni - are welcome to submit updates to [email protected] to be considered for a future issue.

The Institute of Arts and Humanities emphasizes the value of interdisciplinary thinking in addressing the needs of a complex world. We house 14 undergraduate majors and minors in regional, ethnic, and thematic studies. Our programs equip students to analyze and speak about the past, present, and future with creativity and insight.