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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FEB 3 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Mae Ngai

CSER Co-Director Mae Ngai was awarded the Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship for 2020-2021. She also delivered the Cheng Centennial Lecture at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, on January 22. 

FEB 1 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

The Chaos Curse

The third installment in Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond by Professor Sayantani Dasgupta will be released on March 3, 2020. Preorder The Chaos Curse today.

JAN 22 2020 | CURRENT AFFAIRS

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US Census Imperiled?

Many immigrant communities, wary of the government's interest in their information, tend to avoid the US Census. The Guardian quoted CSER Professor Liz OuYang on her important work as a census expert in NYC. Read more here.

JAN 17 2020 | CURRENT AFFAIRS

An Update on Puerto Rico

Interested in helping out or learning more about the current situation in Puerto Rico? Centro voces of Hunter College's Center for Puerto Rican Studies has compiled a list of important updates on the country, in addition to contextualizing history and current affairs articles. 

Read more here.

JAN 15 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Adjunct Professor Liz OuYang

CSER Professor Liz OuYang is a Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute trainer for APIA Vote, helping with census outreach strategies and best practices.

Read more here.

FEB 23 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Jennifer Lee

CSER Professor Jennifer Lee was inducted on February 23, 2020 as the 91st President of the
Eastern Sociological Society (ESS).  As President of one of the largest regional sociological societies in the world, Prof. Lee will design the 2021 ESS Annual Conference, which will be hosted in New York City.

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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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