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Ethnic Studies

The Ethnic Studies Program examines the social, cultural, and the historical forces that have shaped cultural identity in the united states and around the globe. In order to Recognize the complex aspects of ethnic identity, our program focuses on five themes: 1) diaspora, 2) colonialism, 3) slavery, 4) genocide, and 5) community formation. We explore these and related topics from a variety of perspectives, always conscious of how they intersect with gender, sexuality, class, and nation.


Students interested in the Ethnic Studies minor should contact the Director and/or one of the sponsoring faculty

Ethnic Studies Program Highlights:

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2017 Ray Warren Symposium2017 Ray Warren SymposiumRay Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies, Fall Semester

 Organized by a committee of students, with support from faculty and staff. View the symposium archive here

Civil Disobedience workshop, Spring 2017



 Inauguration Day
Teach-In: Learn • Discuss • Act
, Spring 2017




Black Lives Matters Series, 2015-16





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