The latest news about CSER students, alumni, faculty & friends.

September 14, 2021
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Renzo Aroni, historian of modern Latin America, about the legacy of Abimael Guzmán, founder of the Shining Path, who died on Saturday.…Read More >>   

September 11, 2021
Dr. Karl Jacoby, a Professor of American History and a Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University, was a guest on BYUradio's Constant Wonder. Dr. Jacoby shares insights from his book, "The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire."…Read More >>   

September 9, 2021
Kevin Fellezs, Associate Professor of Music / African American and African Diaspora Studies, will be celebrating his latest book launch, Listen But Don't Ask Question: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Across the TransPacific, at the Heyman Center for Humanities on Tuesday, Sep. 28.…Read More >>   


CSER’s Co-Director, Mae Ngai, has published an article in The Atlantic that details the history of racism in the Asian American experience.…Read More >>
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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