Ethnic Studies Institute

West Chester University

Dr. Miguel Ceballos, Director
Ethnic Studies Institute
Department of Anthropology & Sociology
201 Old Library Building
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2308


Ethnic Studies Seminars and Other Events

Ethnic Studies Health Series:

"Unmasking the Model Minority Myth: Asian Americans and Barriers to Help Seeking”
Dr. Janet Chang, WCU Psychology

Thursday, November 8, 2018
4:30-5:30 pmj
255 Sykes Union

“Multi-Level Systemic Factors Driving Health Disparities in Indian Country”
Asa Revels, Doctoral Candidate in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
University of South Carolina

Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:30 - 5:30 pm
255 Sykes Union

“Health Care Disparities among Minority Groups in Chester County”
Milena Oberti-Lanz
Executive Director, Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County

Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:30 - 5:30 pm
255 Sykes Union

Past Events

2018 Latina/o Communities Conference
September 27 - 28, 2018

Underwater Dreams
September 27, 2018

Black and Cuba
Film screening and Q&A with director
Dr. Robin Hayes
February 22, 2018

Coping with Microaggressions Workshop
Dr. Robin Hayes
February 22, 2018

Immigration : Stay or Go?"
Chief (Retired) Roberto Villasenor, Tucson, Arizona Police Dept., October 2, 2017

Migration Art Exhibit Series Event:
Migration Photography Exhibit Photographer:Michael Hyatt, September 14, 2017
Migration Art Exhibit Artists: Deborah McCullough, October 30 – November 2 2017,
Alvaro Enciso, November 6 – 7, 2017

Latino Communities Conference,
September 29:

Islamophobia in Perspectives Series “Islamophobia:
A Perspective from an American Jewish Activist in the Movement for Justice”
Dr. Donna Nevel September 13, 2017
“Understanding and Combating Islamophobia: What History Can Teach Us”
Dr. Lawrence Davidson October 10, 2017
“Islamophobia: What is New and What is Old
Dr. Muqtedar Khan November 6, 2017

”Ven. Xianqi, Abbot of Yongchun Puji Monastery in Fujian Province, China
(click here for flyer)   

Panel: “Applications of Buddhist Ethics to Contemporary Issues”
with Dr. Donald McCown, Health and Dr. Joshua Mason, Philosophy
April 18, 2017

Public Lecture: “The Practice of Puji Monastery”
Co-sponsors: Center for Contemplative Studies and Department of Philosophy
April 20, 2017

"Immigrants and Social Justice: Philadelphia a Sanctuary City"
Miriam Enriquez, Executive Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office
Joanna Otero-Cruz, Deputy Managing Director of Community Services, Philadelphia Mayor’s Office
April 5, 2017

“Trump’s Populism: Lessons from Latin America”
(click here for flyer)
Carlos de la Torre (University of Kentucky)
Mar 27, 2017

“The Illegality of Migration: Criminalizing a People”
(click here for flyer)
Daniela Johannes (Languages and Cultures) and Miguel Ceballos (Sociology)
March 21, 2017

“… And The Border Crossed Us: 169 Years of US-Mexican Immigration”
(click here for flyer)
Miguel Ceballos (Sociology)
March 7, 2017

“Perspectives Across Generations:
The WWII Japanese American Incarceration Experience”

(click here for flyer)
Helen Yoshida, writer and Julie Abo, educator
March 2, 2017

"Introduction to Ethics: Buddhist Perspective" - November 15, 2016

Dr. Joanne Chung, Peter TC Lee Chair Professor of Health Studies,
The Education University of Hong Kong