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Gold Rush: A Reconsideration of the American West

October 27th, 7PM: Join us for the first Asian American Diasporic Writers Series event of the semester! Professor Gabe Hudson moderates a conversation with C Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills Is Gold (Riverhead Books, 2020), and Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown (Pantheon Books, 2020).

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Celebrating Recent Work by Deborah Paredez

October 27th, 5PM: Deborah Paredez’s new book, Year of the Dog (BOA Editions, Ltd. 2020) will be featured in an event hosted by the Heyman Center for the Humanities. Panelists include Aracelis Girmay, BK Fischer, Saidiya Hartman, and Timothy Donnelly. Co-Sponsored by CSER.

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Support CSER this CU Giving Day

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, give through Columbia by supporting CSER so more Columbians can turn knowledge into action, working for the world and with the world. Join thousands of alumni, students, parents, friends, neighbors, faculty, and staff for our ninth Columbia Giving Day.

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Event: New Book from CSER's Dr. Sandler

October 30th, 12-1:30 PM: Dr. Matt Sandler will discuss his new book, The Black Romantic Revolution: Abolitionist Poets at the End of Slavery (Verso, 2020), in the English & Comparative Literature Department’s “First Book” series, which spotlights the publications of former graduate students.

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International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples' Rights & Policy

Columbia’s ISHR and CSER are now accepting applications for the 2021 ISSP until Oct. 31, 2020. All application materials and any questions should be sent to

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The Student Organization of Latinxs Book Club: Café con Leche

Café con Leche is where our community can come together as we are spread across the country. This semester, we’ll be meeting bi-weekly & reading Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano.

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CSER's Response to the Murder of George Floyd

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia University, stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and all of our brothers and sisters, in grief and protest over the brutal murder of George Floyd by Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer on May 25.

“When we revolt, it’s not for a particular culture. We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.” – Frantz Fanon


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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Armano Lozano, Law Clerk & Immigrants’ Rights Advocate.

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Thursday, October 22nd: Feminist (Media)tions Presents HBO’s Insecure

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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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