Marie Myung-ok Lee's New Book: The Evening Hero

Marie Myung-ok Lee, writer in residence at CSER and instructor in the College writing program, has a new book The Evening Hero, published by Simon and Schuster. The book was included on Oprah’s List and reviewed in The NY Times.

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Three CSER Faculty Members Featured in Columbia AAPI Article

CSER’s Professors as always among the best! Read “Why Academia Should Focus Research on the AAPI Experience” article below.

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Frances Negron-Muntaner's New Article in Public Books

CSER’s Professor Frances Negron-Muntaner recently published with Public Books. In this piece, she considers Steven Spielberg’s attempt to infuse “authentic” Puerto Rican culture into his 2021 reboot of West Side Story.

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Jennifer Lee Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jennifer Lee elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the Class III “Social and Behavioral Sciences” Section 6 “Sociology, Demography, and Geography”

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CSER Student Selected for Campbell Award

MA student Ashley Wells has been selected for the Campbell Award, given by the alumni association to students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership on campus.

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Senior Faculty Panel

This interactive session will focus on helping you develop a strategy for negotiating and navigating the road to tenure. It will feature a panel of senior tenured faculty at Columbia who will share their experiences and thoughts about the ways to prepare for every step of the tenure process. Our year-end “Cheers to the Year” reception will follow. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 3rd at 3pm

Nuevos Caminos: Latinx History in the 21st Century

A spectacular group of historians presented their work dedicated to breaking barriers in the name of Latinx Studies. Join us in thanking their commitment to bridge the divides and transform the U.S., Latinx Communities and the world, devoted to over 60 million Latinos in the US making 18% of the population.

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CSER Research Symposium

Congratulations to the following CSER students on their outstanding honors thesis defense presentations.Writing and presenting a thesis is no small feat and successfully making it through is a real achievement. Thank you for your careful preparation and know that we appreciate all your hard work.


Lianah Sta. Ana, Jaala Alston, Connor Cai, Riley ʻIkelihiokalani Atkinson, Monica Victoria, Kellian Staggers, Anthony Hidalgo, Megan Goldberg

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Mapping Historical New York: A Digital Atlas Wins Two Prizes

The Mapping Historical NewYork Digital atlas has won two prizes from the annual competition of the the Cartographic and Geographic Information Society of the Smithsonian institution: best in digital/ interactive map and tied for Best in Show. Winners include Project faculty Gergely Baics (Barnard), Rebecca Kobrin and Mae Ngai (History), Laura Kurgan and Leah Meisterlin (GSAPP), project staff Wright Kennedy and Dan Miller, and Stamen Design.

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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Audrey Dahyung Oh (오다형), BA in Ethnicity and Race Studies (CC ’21)

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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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