Research in Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies 191B, Winter 2012                                        SSB 253, Weds. 10AM -12:50PM

Professor Ross Frank                                                                      Phone:  (858) 534-6646

Hours:   Weds 1-3, Thurs 1-2 & by appt.                                     Office:  SSB 253



Class Schedule


Week 1              January 11        Discussion of outlines

Please bring 10 copies of your outline to class.

Read pages 111-137 (Part III chapters 7 and 8) of The Craft of Research.


Week 2              January 18:       Introduction due

Includes revised literature review and methodology section, 12-15 pages.

Read pages 138-181 (Part III chapters 9 through 11) of The Craft of Research.


Week 3              January 25        No Class.  Write!  Write!  Write!

Finish up research!

Begin writing up findings.

Review Part IV of The Craft of Research.


Week 4              February 1       Research findings I due  ( 7-10 pages)

Featured students (3):  


Week 5              February 8       Research findings II due  ( 7-10 pages)

Featured students (3): 


Week 6              February 15:    Research findings III due  ( 7-10 pages)

Featured students (3): 


Week 7              February 22     Research findings IV due  (revisions)

Conference planning:  panels, panel titles, Ethnic Studies graduate student invitations for chairs and discussants


Week 8              February 29     Presentations practice run


Week 9              March 7             Conclusion due  (5-7 pages)

Presentations practice run too.


Week 10            March 14           Presentations practice run

                           Symposium at 2PM at the Cross Cultural Center


FINAL              March 21           Final Draft Due


Important Information


During the first class meeting we will break the class up into 3 groups of students:

            Group # 1: 

            Group # 2: 

            Group # 3: 


Group members will be responsible for reading and commenting on the drafts of all other group members.  Each week please download the material from each of your group members due for that week.  Commented drafts are due back to the author a week later.


Featured students:

            Please note that when you are a featured student for the week, your written work is due on Monday by 5pm (two days before our class meeting).  Please post your weekly writing.

            If the featured students are in your group, you should provide detailed written comments and suggestions on the drafts and return to students by Wednesday’s class.

            If the featured students are not in your group, please read the drafts and give oral comments to the students during class on Wednesday.


Class Contacts                    email                                              phone


Josue Castellon           

Matthew Cody Junker


Melanie Leon              

Helen Hill Ming Leung


Damien Vergara Barcamontes

Allyssa Briana Villanueva

Matthew Anh-Minh Vu


Amanda Wells            

Aries Rivers Yamul