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

May 6, 2022
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Columbia News reached out to five faculty members to find out why Columbia needs to center its research and curricula on AAPI issues, why representation in an institution like Columbia matters, and how our whole society benefits from understanding the Asian American Pacific Islander experience.…Read More >>   

February 3, 2022
“If the Supreme Court decides to end affirmative action … [t]he result will be institutions that are less representative, less intellectually stimulating, and less equipped to serve an increasingly diverse America.” A new Editor’s Blog post on Science by Jennifer Lee.…Read More >>   

December 26, 2021
The Office of the Provost awards CSER's Frances Negron-Muntaner and colleagues for their proposal, The Sky Is For Everyone, The Land Isn’t, seed grant funding for projects designed to address structural racism. Congrats! Read the announcement here.…Read More >>   


Marie Myung-Ok Lee wrote an article for Oprah Daily, celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a selection of ten books.…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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