Concentrators develop individual programs based on areas of focus in consultation with faculty advisors, drawing from courses in the humanities and social sciences. Typical areas of focus are social issues (such as inequality, education, or health), cultural production and the representation of racial groups, processes of racialization, the historical formation of transnational communities and of diaspora, and the history of particular ethnic or racial groups.
Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary, comparative concentration that examines the construction of race and ethnicity in social, cultural, historical, political, and economic contexts.
Students in this concentration will:
- Understand the histories of racial groups and the process of diaspora
- Become fluent in critical theories about race
- Design a curriculum that applies relevant theories to more than one discipline
- Develop strong communication skills
- Produce and present a significant piece of original research or creative work
Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)
Student Leaders: Kathleen Wu, Emma Wexler
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Ethnic Studies concentrators have pursued careers in a variety of fields, including as teachers, attorneys, physicians, journalists, and media strategists.
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