• A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.

Ethnic Studies Programming

The U.S. ethnic studies program supports activities and events sponsored by other departments and programs, e. g., Vandana Shiva's visit to Hartwick College in Spring 2003 and students' trips to ethnic studies conferences. The following is a sample of events and programs sponsored by the program:

Poetry reading by Dr. Jose Torres-Padilla
- September 24, 2007  12:30pm  Eaton Lounge
Poetry reading by Dr. Nancy Mercado - October 8, 2007  6:30pm  Eaton Lounge

RAINBOW MAN: A Conversation with Alex Sanchez - April 27, 2006  6:30pm  Eaton Lounge.  Mr. Sanches addressed his experiences growing up as a gay immigrant and how he came to write his books. He also discussed the impact those books were having on both gay and straight young people across this country and internationally, particularly in terms of social change and promoting social justice.

HONORING ANCESTORS: Shrines Created by African-American Artist Jean Lacy and Civil Rights Movement Seminar Students.  Exhibit opening, May 9, 2003, Yager Museum.  Exhibit: May - November 2003. Web site: http://users.hartwick.edu/quinne/Lacy1.html

Reconstruction Of The History Of The Djune Tribe Of St. Lucia. Adams Toussaint,  Hartwick College Student, '00. Mr. Toussaint presented his original research on his family's history, tracing its cultural traditions, especially its religious and linguistic heritage, as expressed in both Africa and St. Lucia.

When Women Leave the Village: Female Protest and Male Support. The Historical and Social Contexts of Gender Relationships in Nigeria's Igbo Women's Activism during Colonialism and Independence.  Cindy Ibechem, Ph.D., (former) Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Hartwick College

From Havana To New York (And Back Again):  Afro-Cuban Cultural Circuits. Lisa Maya Knauer,  (former) James Jimeson Teaching Fellow in Sociology at Hartwick College, (Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2002)

GENDER AND RESISTANCE: Recasting the Myth of the Invisible Woman in Colonial Eastern Nigeria, 1925-1945. Chima J. Korieh (former) James Jimeson Teaching Fellow in History at Hartwick College.

How Sweet the Sound: "The Spirit & Expressions of African American History." Nancy-Elizabeth Fitch, Ph.D., Associate Professor College of New Rochelle.

 "The Female Gaze and Identity Formation in Esmeralda Santiago's When I Was Puerto Rican." Enrique Morales-Diaz, former Jacob Jimeson Teaching Fellow in Spanish at Hartwick College; currently Assistant Professor, Language Department, Hartwick College. (Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2001)

For more information contact:
Enrique Morales-Diaz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Spanish &
Coordinator, U.S. Ethnic Studies Program
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY  13820
Office: 607-431-4915
Fax: 607-431-4207
Email: morales_diaze@hartwick.edu