CSREA supports collaborative, accessible research, performance, art and scholarship in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences on a broad range of issues pertaining to race and ethnicity in America. Keenly focused on historically central racial and ethnic groups in the U.S., the Center also encourages and supports research on indigenous people, new immigrant and racial groups as well as transnational issues. The Center enables the generation of rigorous intellectual work that is accessible to the public and enables community activism.
Since its inception in 1984, CLACS has fostered a dynamic partnership of students and teachers to discover, communicate, and preserve knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean in the community and beyond. Each year the Center offers a lively interdisciplinary lecture series that brings scholars to Brown to present cutting edge research on Latin America and the Caribbean, international conferences and seminars on pressing public problems, film screenings, and cultural performances.
Native American and Indigenous Studies at Brown (NAISAB) is an interdisciplinary working group of faculty and students interested in teaching and research that explores, and increases the understanding of, the cultural traditions and political experiences of indigenous peoples (especially in the Western Hemisphere) through historical and contemporary lenses.