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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.

MAR 06 2020 | CSER BLOG

Alumnus Spotlight

Armando Lozano, CC '15 & CLS '19, reflects on his time at CSER, current work, and aspirations for the future as an immigrants' rights advocate. Read about his journey in the latest installment of our alumni spotlight on the CSER blog. Interested in previous student spotlights? Read them 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.

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.

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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.

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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