CSER Student Deja Foxx Speaking Out!

In this intergenerational conversation, two leading reproductive justice activists, Loretta Ross and Deja Foxx, dig into the implications of recent rulings that threaten the future of women’s rights in the United States.

Register for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Action Zone “Equal Rights, Equal Choices” conversation featuring Deja Foxx on Sept 23rd 10:25-10:45am ET here.

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2022 International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policy

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race are now accepting applications for the 2022 International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy (ISSP). The deadline for submitting applications is October 31, 2021.

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Jennifer Lee Featured in Podcast

The first episode of Fredrick Harris’s podcast “The Dean’s Table” features Jennifer Lee, Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University. She reflects on her trajectory through Columbia as an undergraduate, graduate student, and faculty member, recalls her work with esteemed sociologists Herbert J. Gans and Robert K. Merton, and shares her thoughts on contemporary issues facing the Asian American community, including the Tiger Mother thesis and the ongoing affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard University.

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Deborah Paredez's Year of the Dog wins the WLT Book Award for Poetry

Deborah Paredez recalls untold stories from a war that changed her family and the nation. Year of the Dog is a Blessing the Boats Selection and was a New York Times New & Notable Poetry Book.

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Uncovering the Origins of Racism Against Chinese Immigrants Around the Globe

In her latest & timely book, The Chinese Question: The Gold Rushes and Global Politics (W.W. Norton, 2021), Mae Ngai delves into the 19th-century Chinese migration to Anglo-American countries and finds out how those early experiences might explain the racism we see today.

Read Prof. Ngai's Interview w/ Columbia News

Award for Professor Shana Redmond

Professor Shana Redmond’s book Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (Duke University Press, 2020) has been awarded the Walter & Lillian Lowenfels Award for Criticism, a special citation of the American Book Awards from the Before Columbus Foundation.
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Columbia News Series: Voices for Change

Voices for Change is a Columbia News series designed to open a conversation about the necessary work that the university must engage in to create a truly inclusive antiracist culture and community for all at Columbia. The series draws upon the wisdom and creativity of people who represent every facet of the institution, to build on initiatives that have been in place for years, and to put into motion changes that are expansive and sustained.

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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.

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POSTPONED-NEW DATE TBD. South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War.

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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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