The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) serves as Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity, race and indigeneity and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities, in the U.S. and around the world.

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OCT 21 2019 | FACULTY NEWS

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Elsa Stamatopoulou

CSER Professor and former UN official spoke on Indigenous issues and protection of cultural rights at a recent Law School talk. Read more about her speech in a Daily Spectator article from October 23rd.

SEP 10 2019 | FACULTY NEWS

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Ed Morales

Professor Ed Morales has released his latest book, Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico. He has also been shortlisted for the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, awarded by the British Academy. For more information about Ed Morales' book, click the link below.

Read more about Fantasy Island.

Read more about the Nayef-al Rodhan Prize

AUG 21 2019 | FACULTY NEWS

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Karl Jacoby

Jacoby’s prize-winning book, The Strange Career of William Ellis, film and TV rights have been optioned by producer and indie filmmaker Phillip Rodriguez. The book tells tells the true story of William Ellis, born on the U.S.-Mexico border in the twilight of slavery. Read more in the link below.​

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CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.

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