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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Recent News

MAR 22 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

New Books and Articles

Professor Sayantani DasGupta has newly published books Pedagogy of the Pandemic: Narrative Medicine and Radical Empathy here.

In The News: Abolition Medicine (with Yoshiko Iwai and Zahra Kahn) here

JUL 09 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Netflix's Baby-Sitters Club & Asian-American Representation

MPR News interviews CSER Professor Marie Myung-Ok Lee on Asian-American representation in children's media, following a discussion of the same in Ann M. Martin's Baby-Sitters Club, now a Netflix series. Read the article here.

MAY 08 2020 | CSER STUDENTS

Amanda Qi Xin Ong Thesis Spotlight

CSER honors student Amanda Qi Xin Ong has created a website to share her thesis, "as you left it," a creative nonfiction oral history, through mixed media. 

MAY 08 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Asian Americans PBS/WNET Program

Asian Americans is a groundbreaking five-hour PBS film series that chronicles the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. Watch the program on PBS or WLIW. More information here.

APR 22 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Alex La Rotta for CPR

CSER research scholar Alex La Rotta reflected on COVID-19 in an article for the Columbia Political Review. Read the article here.

MAR 19 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Mae Ngai on the "Chinese Virus"

Co-Director Mae Ngai shared her thoughts about the effect of President Trump's incendiary tweets on the Chinese-American community. She is featured on Background Briefing  and quoted in an Oprah Magazine article.

MAR 19 2020 | FACULTY NEWS

Liz OuYang on Democracy Now

CSER Professor Liz OuYang was interviewed by Democracy Now! on her response to President Trump calling the corona virus, the "Chinese" virus. OuYang discussed the impact of Trump's words on the Asian-American community.

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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