ACES Love, Study, Struggle: Community-Grounded Learning Lab


We are excited to welcome Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering as the facilitator for a new spring 2023 American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) seminar entitled “Love, Study, Struggle: Community-Grounded Learning Lab.” The seminar will meet three times a month for students enrolled in ACES courses and Ethnic Studies students engaged in community-field courses. During this seminar, Dr. Schulze-Oechtering will frame the historical role that community-engaged pedagogy played in the early development of Ethnic Studies and facilitate seminar discussions allowing students to reflect upon their experiences in the field in conversation with principles of Ethnic Studies, community-engaged research, and pedagogy. 

Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering Castaneda

Portrait Photograph of Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering Castaneda

Dr. Michael Schulze-Oechtering Castaneda is a faculty member at Western Washington University and California State University, East Bay. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2016. Dr. Schulze-Oechtering’s research uses social movement history to explore how communities of color questioned and crossed racial boundaries. His current research project, No Separate Peace: Multiracial Struggles Against Racial Capitalism in the Pacific Northwest, explores this process by examining the parallel and overlapping activism of Black construction workers in Seattle and Filipino cannery workers in Alaska between the 1970s and the early 2000s.