Department of Ethnic Studies

Major Minor Graduate Program

By examining the interlocking forces of domination rooted in socially constructed categories of gender, sexuality, class, race, disability, and national status, the Ethnic Studies department identifies and explores issues of power, privilege, and social justice relevant to marginalized groups in the U.S. and abroad. Our students become civic-minded and culturally informed, with a foundation in critical thinking, which is used to strengthen their own communities as well as to engage with a variety of communities to effect meaningful change in public policy and social life. Our faculty and researchers are committed to interdisciplinary, indigenous, international, and comparative approaches that challenge systemic marginalization of diverse populations.

Major Concentrations