December 1, 2017

In the coming weeks leading into Winter Break, find some time to read CSER professor Elsa Stamatopoulou's new book from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. This book is a contribution of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program to the Tenth Anniversary of the Un...

Given his attitude and larger context of U.S. control, many are viewing Trump’s visit as that of an emperor surveying his overseas subjects rather than the president of a democratic republic bringing relief or hope to fellow citizens. 


August 29, 2017

EARLIER THIS MONTH, NORTH KOREA declared it was drawing plans to launch four ballistic missiles near Guam, a part of the Marianas archipelago and an unincorporated territory of the United States. In the aftermath, US media coverage ramped up. Read More


The biopic Selena tells the story of Mexican-American pop star Selena Quintanilla Perez, a Tejano music singer who made a rare crossover to mainstream American audiences. The movie debuted 20 years ago Tuesday, two years after the singer was killed by the former presid...

Before it was even released, Selena’s burden was that it cast Jennifer Lopez as the titular character. The issue, largely among the Mexican-Americans that revered and supported the young Tejana star, was not that Lopez was a relative unknown, or that prior to this her...

January 30, 2017

Prof. Mae Ngai argues Trump's Muslim ban is an eerie echo of America's past with Chinese Exclusion

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NYU students walk out to demand a sanctuary campus, November 16 (Erik McGregor)

We all know what Donald Trump promised he’d do on immigration, ever since he launched his campaign in 2015 with a declaration of war against Mexican immigrants, whom he shockingly branded as...

November 5, 2016

Prof. Frances Negrón-Muntaner analyses the nativist view that Latinos are one homogenous group labeled under a single cuisine.

November 5, 2016

 Professor Negrón-Muntaner talks to L'OBS about the US presidential elections (in French).

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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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