Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

The Center for the Study of Race Ethnicity at Brown is an interdisciplinary program that develops and promotes research and programs on race and ethnicity.

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission.

The Choices Program

The Choices Program offers curriculum, multimedia, professional development and student forums to support the teaching of the history of slavery.

DIAP Courses: Race, Gender, and Inequality

DIAP Courses: Race, Gender, and Inequality examine issues of structural inequality, racial formations and/or disparities, and systems of power within a complex, pluralistic world. 

DIAP courses may investigate:

  • the ways different forms of power and privilege construct racial and identity formations in the U.S. and/or globally; the cultural, political, and intellectual responses to this racialization;
  • the production of categories of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, citizenship status, and geography (and their intersections);
  • the structures, institutions, practices, and attitudes that enable, maintain, or mitigate domestic and/or global disparities in health, income, education outcomes, media representations, etc.;
  • the production of knowledge and difference in the context of discourses on race, power, and privilege.

Exchange with Tougaloo College

For more than 50 years, the College has sponsored Student and faculty exchanges with Tougaloo College, a historically Black college in Mississippi. An early identification program provides Tougaloo students with admission to Brown Medical School.

Pembroke Center

The Pembroke Center was established in 1981 as a research center on gender. Funded in its early years by the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center now supports its programs largely through its endowment, made possible by generous alumnae and other donors.

Rites and Reason

The mission of Rites and Reason is to develop new works for the American Stage, which analyze and articulate the phenomenal and universal odyssey of the African Diaspora. Over the years, the mission has grown to embrace the expression of other cultural experiences.