• <a href="/live/image/gid/68/width/650/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86396"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.jpg" alt="Students gathering in conversation during the Ray Warren Symposium." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/68/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86396_Ethnic_Studies_main_image.rev.1607369539.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3164" data-max-h="3032" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Students gathering in conversation during the Ray Warren Symposium.</div>

The Ethnic Studies (ES) minor is one of the most versatile and easily adaptable programs at Lewis & Clark. You will make the minor your own. You will examine the social, cultural, and historical forces that have shaped identity in the United States and around the world. In order to recognize the complex aspects of ethnic identity, we focus on five themes: diaspora, colonialism, slavery, genocide, and community formation. You will explore these and related topics from a variety of perspectives, always conscious of how they intersect with gender, sexuality, class, and nation.


  • Working with IME this year as a peer education coordinator has taught me so many skills. I have learned about public speaking and networking skills with faculty and students. IME has also given me a community that surrounds me with love and support.

    Sabrina Murray BA ’21
    Sociology and Anthropology | University Place, Washington
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  • I find that whatever event is happening at L&C, critique and reflection is always welcome and there is always room for new ideas.

    Lani Felicitas BA ’18
    Sociology and Anthropology | Ethnic Studies | Aiea, Hawai‘i
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