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.

Student Goals

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: Emma Wexler, Kathleen Wu

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 12  12 
2015 10  10 
2016 15  15 
2017 19  19 
2018 19  19 
2019 21 21 8


Director of Undergraduate Studies: Leticia Alvarado