As an inclusive, membership-based organization, CESA invites the participation of scholars, students, activists, arts, media makers, and educators from different generations, academic disciplines, and geographical locations to build the movement around critical ethnic studies.

CESA is committed to its work through the political practices of its Board configuration, which, instead of having a hierarchical structure and paid staff, avoids the trappings of traditional organizations and consists of a shifting Board collective.  We do the work together in order to build leadership and mentorship with, through, and for each other.  Throughout our many years, the composition of our Board includes volunteer faculty, graduate students, activists, and artists who serve three year terms.  CESA’s projects and its daily operations are broken down into separate committees with members from our Board and outside committee members as well.

 

Past Board Members 2014 -2015

  • Shana griffin, Co-coordinator
  • K. Wayne Yang, Co-coordinator
  • Maile Arvin
  • Paola Bacchetta
  • Rachel Gorman
  • Che Gossett
  • Noa Ha
  • Jin Haritaworn
  • Sylvester Johnson
  • Tiffany King
  • Nadia Kanani
  • Dian Million
  • Soniya Munshi
  • Julia Chinyere Oparah
  • Amrah Salomon-Johnson
  • Fatima El Tayeb

 

Working Group Members 2013 -2014 (Board)

  • Junaid Rana, Co-coordinator
  • Lee Ann Wang, Co-coordinator
  • Selfa Chew–Smithart
  • Jessica Danforth
  • Shana griffin
  • Rachel Gorman
  • Che Gossett
  • Christina Hanhardt
  • Noa Ha
  • Sylvester Johnson
  • Jin Haritaworn
  • Nadia Kanani
  • John Marquez
  • Amrah Salomon-Johnson
  • Andrea Smith
  • Dean Spade
  • K. Wayne Yang

 

Working Group Members 2012-2013 (Board)

  • Junaid Rana, Co-coordinator
  • Andrea Smith, Co-coordinator
  • Selfa Chew
  • Jessica Danforth
  • Julia Good Fox
  • Shana Griffin
  • Christina Hanhardt
  • Jin Haritaworn
  • Mariame Kaba
  • John Marquez
  • Nadine Naber
  • Dean Spade
  • Lee Ann Wang
  • Alexander Weheliye

 

Working Group Members 2011 -2012 (Board)

  • Andrea Smith, Co-coordinator
  • Alexander Weheliye, Co-coordinator
  • Denise Ferreira Da Silva
  • Nada Elia
  • Jodi Kim
  • John Marquez
  • Nadine Naber
  • Junaid Rana
  • Dylan Rodriguez
  • Sarita See
  • Dean Spade
  • Neferti Tadiar
  • Lee Ann Wang

 

Advisory Group

  • Andrea Smith
  • Selfa Chew–Smithart
  • Lee Ann Wang
  • Denise Ferreira Da Silva
  • Nada Elia
  • Jodi Kim
  • Nadine Naber
  • Dylan Rodriguez
  • Sarita See
  • Dean Spade
  • Neferti Tadiar
  • Alexander Weheliye