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

April 5, 2021

The New York Public Library's Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected Karl Jacoby (CSER Co-Director) to be a part of its 23rd class of Fellows: 15 talented academics, literary artists, and independent scholars.

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April 5, 2021
CSER Adjunct Professor Elizabeth OuYang is quoted in NBC News for her work as a civil rights attorney specialized in combatting hate crimes. She discusses Asian American attitudes towards gun control.…Read More >>   

March 29, 2021
Amy Hungerford's (Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences) recent statement to A&S faculty and staff highlighted CSER faculty Marie Myung-Ok Lee and Mae Ngai as faculty of color who are actively and publicly working towards an inclusive society against the rise of anti-Asian violence since the emergence of COVID-19. Professor Myung-Ok Lee and Professor Ngai will be panelists in a Columbia event called, We Have to Reimagine: Conversation About Anti-Asian Racism/Violence.…Read More >>   


CSER Faculty Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, has released his new book, Nuestra América: My Family in the Vertigo of Transition (Other Press, 2021). Named a "Most Anticipated Book of the Year" by Kirkus Reviews, this immigrant family memoir is a riveting study of the intersections between Jewish and Latin American culture that recounts history with psychological insight and the immediacy of a thriller.  …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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