Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship at San Francisco State University
The Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship at San Francisco State University recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students whose research sits at the intersection of race, gender and sexuality.
Make a donation to the scholarship fund in support of the development of change agents who are committed to equity and justice for queers of color, the LGBTQ community, and people of color.
Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship Recipient Bianca Louie and College of Ethnic Studies Dean Amy Sueyoshi at SF State Queer Ethnic Studies Mixer, June 2017.
The 2017 Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship Awardees
Bianca Louie who is pursuing a master’s degree in Asian American Studies was awarded the Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship in 2017. Her graduate student research analyzes how North American Evangelicalism transnationally serves Asians and Asian-Americans as a site for resources, cultural citizenship, and belonging in the U.S., while also utilizing explicit and implicit spiritual violence through ideology, rituals, and politics in their “civilizing mission” to normalize white hetero-patriarchy and demonize queerness and non-whiteness.
Linda Velasco who is pursuing her master's degree in Ethnic Studies was awarded the Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship in 2017. She volunteers as a prison visitation organizer for the Survived and Punished Project, a national coalition of anti-violence organizers demanding the release of survivors of gendered violence incarcerated for survival actions. Through her work, she contributes to building an approach that prioritizes community-based responses to domestic and sexual violence while actively supporting marginalized women of color caught within the pipeline of surviving gendered violence and incarceration and/or deportation.
Queer Ethnic Studies Initiative at San Francisco State University
SF State's College of Ethnic Studies has actively promoted Queer Ethnic Studies for the past 15 years. It has aggressively incorporated curricula in sexuality studies, implemented new courses such as “AIDS and People of Color” and “Latino Sexualities” and hired scholars working at the intersection of race and queer studies. 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. In 2015, the College of Ethnic Studies mounted a Queer Ethnic Studies Initiative as part of its strategic plan to mobilize faculty expertise, to begin a graduate student scholarship and to investigate a degree program on queers of color.
The College's faculty, students and alumni are recognized for their leadership in the LGBTQ community and for their contributions as Queer Ethnic Studies scholars. Among the notable faculty are Interim Dean Amy Sueyoshi, who was a 2017 SF Pride Community Grand Marshal, Former Dean Kenneth Monteiro, who was a 2013 SF Pride Community Grand Marshal, and Professor of American Indian Studies Andrew Jolivette, who was a finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Studies for his book Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community.
About the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University’s College of Ethnic Studies was established in fall 1969 after an extended student strike demanding a curriculum that respected the diverse intellectual traditions and cultural expressions of communities of color and indigenous people throughout the United States.
For more information on supporting SF State's College of Ethnic Studies and the Queer Ethnic Studies Graduate Student Scholarship, please visit https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/donate
San Francisco State University at the San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade.