Outcomes and Impact

Below you can find the articles that have emerged from the OpEd workshops. This project was supported in part by the University of California Office of the President MPRI Funding MR-15-328710.

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1. Golash-Boza, Tanya. "The Effective Diversity Statement." Inside Higher Ed, June 10, 2016. 

2. Brown, Brandon. "HIV Testing is Essential But Not Enough." The Huffington Post, June 22, 2016.

3. Dzeng, Elizabeth. "Should Homelessness Be a Death Sentence?" The San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2016.  

4. Morton, Carlos. "Hamilton Mestizaje." HowlRound, July 3, 2016. 

5. DeLugan, Robin. "Amnesty No More." North American Congress on Latin America Website, July 20, 2016.

6. Foran, John. "The Power of Indigenous Activists at the Summit of the Climate Justice Movement." The Huffington Post Blog, Aug. 2, 2016.  

7. Foran, John. "Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia: A Photo Essay. " Resilience, Aug. 5, 2016.

8. Abrego, Leisy; Hernandez, Ester; and Zimmerman, Arely. "Wikileaks Reveal Democrats' Erroneous Approach to Central Americans.The Huffington Post, Aug. 9, 2016. 

9. Foran, John. "Indigenous Truth Rising: A Journey For Climate Justice" Resilience, Aug. 11, 2016. 

10. Millward, Jessica. "DOJ Report on Baltimore Echoes Centuries-Old Limits on African American Freedom in the Charm City." The Conversation, Aug. 17, 2016. 


11. Pirtle, Whitney. "The Strange (and Disturbing) Logic Behind Racist Comments Online." The Huffington Post, Aug. 26, 2016.


12. Nelson, Steven. "A New Day: A New Smithsonian Museum Highlights African American History and Culture." Frieze Masters Magazine, Sept. 16, 2016. 


13. Morales, Joseph. "Illegal Aliens and the Library of Congress." Latino Rebels, Sept. 21, 2016. 

14. Pirtle, Whitney. "Is Changing One's Race A Sign of Mental Health Problems?" The Conversation, Oct. 2, 2016.

15. Foran, John. "Finding Out Frontlines in Indigenous North Dakota: The Climate Justice Movement is Standing Up." Resilience, Oct. 10, 2016. 

16. Morales, Joseph. "Why LC Should Drop Illegal Aliens." Library JournalOct. 17, 2016. 

17. Brinkley, Catherine. "An Incendiary Idea For Clean Energy and Rural Job Growth." The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 19, 2016.

18. Foran, John. "Introducing...The Nearly Carbon -Free Academic Conference: The World in 2050." Resilience, Oct. 24, 2016. 

19. Foran, John. "The Coming of Trumpism, the World in 2050, and Us." Resilience, Nov. 11, 2016. 

20. Pirtle, Whitney. "The Election Made Me Empathize with Racists (for a Moment)." MediumNov. 11, 2016.

21. Foran, John. "The Day After: 'Just Go For It, Only More So'." Resilience. Nov. 15, 2016.  

22. Allen, Eizabeth. "What's the History of Sanctuary Spaces and Why Do They Matter?" The Conversation, Nov. 23, 2016. 

23. Golash-Boza, Tanya; and Merlin, Benigno. "How Do Undocumented Students Enroll in Higher Education?" Newsweek, Nov. 26, 2016. 

24. Trook, Dawn. "Being HIV-Postive Isn't a Death Sentence; It's Not Even a Danger." Merced Sun-Star, Nov. 30, 2016. 

25. Morales, Joseph. “Trump’s Deportation Plan Will Affect Generations of Immigrants.” Huffington Post, Jan. 16, 2017.

26. Golash-Boza, Tanya. “Speaking as an Academic” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 26, 2017.

27. Golash-Boza, Tanya. “Immigrants Deported Under Obama Share Stories of Terror and Rights Violations.” The Conversation, March 22, 2017.

28. Golash-Boza, Tanya. “'America's Mass Incarceration Problem in 5 Charts – or, Why Sessions Shouldn't Bring Back Mandatory Minimums.” The Conversation, March 29, 2017.

29. Filipp, Fabian. “Is Epigenomics the Next Breakthrough in Precision Medicine?” Oxford University Press Blog, April 17, 2017.

30. Ritter, Emily. “Building Safe Space for Depression in Academia.” Duck of Minerva, April 21, 2017.

31. Wu, Rachel. “6 Secrets Infants Can Teach Adults About Learning.” Scientific American Blog, April 28, 2017.

32. Morales, Joseph. “My Nana’s Undocumented Life.” Latino Rebels, April 29, 2017.

33. Mahieux, Viviane. “Environmental Activist Illegally Detained in Baja California Sur, Mexico.” The Ecologist, June 14, 2017.

34. Johnson, Amelia. “Trump’s Budget Harms Students Who Have Graduated Into Debt.” Merced Sun Star, June 16, 2017.

35. Darda, Joseph. "Trump Taps A Long U.S. Cultural History of Pitting Immigrants Against Veterans." Dallas Morning News, June 16, 2017.

36. Darda, Joseph. "How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Drone." Austin American-Statesman, June 16, 2017.

37. Myers, Kit. “Merced Police Responsible for Creating the Violence at Merced’s Hookah Lounge.” Merced Sun Star, July 12, 2017.

38. Lux, Christina, and Ibarra, Erica. "Stand with our Children and Their Right to Play - Safely." Letter to the Editor. Merced Sun Star, July 13, 2017.

39. Poddar, Namrata. "Climate Change, Global Media, and Neocolonial Storytelling." Resilience, July 28, 2017.

40. Kaur Hundle, Anneeth, "Uganda's Colonial-Style Dress Code.” Al Jazeera, Aug. 13, 2017.

41. Becker, Sara. Anthropologist on the Street Podcast, Aug. 21, 2017.

42. Golash-Boza, Tanya. “Legislative Solution Needed for Undocumented Migrants in the U.S.” Globe-Post, Sept. 5, 2017.

43. Morales, Joseph. “Why I Went to North Korea: Life in Donald Trump’s America.” L.A. Progressive, Sept. 14, 2017.

44. Lux, Christina. "Angel Oak," in "After Harvey, Part 2: More Poems from the Flood" by Alyson Ward. Houston Chronicle. Sept. 18, 2017.

45. Namrata Poddar. “On Yoga, Diversity Lite, and the Empire of American Wellness.” Counterpunch, Nov. 3, 2017.

46. Molina, Natalia. “How the Humanities Helps Our Veterans,” San Diego Union Tribune, Nov. 16, 2017.

47. Golash-Boza, Tanya and Valdez, Zulema. “California’s Opportunities for Undocumented Students: Are They Enough?” Boom, Dec. 2, 2017.

48. Morales, Joseph. “Latino Art in L.A.: The Other Side of Trump’s Wall.” L.A. Progressive, Dec. 8, 2017.

49. Varzi, Roxanne. "Trump and Protestors: From Iran to Orange County." Counterpunch, Jan. 8, 2018.

50. Brinkley, Catherine, et al. “Food Trucks and Street Vending: The Missing Piece in Davis’s Food Scene.” The Davis Enterprise.

51. López-Calvo, Ignacio. "China’s Presence In Cuba and Its Cultural Production." China Policy Institute: Analysis, Feb. 2018.