Upcoming Events
February 2024
February 26, 12:00 pm –  2:00 pm    

Join CSER on Monday, February 26, 2024 for our Spring Open House. Stop by and learn how declaring the Ethnicity and Race Studies major or concentration works. Free food and light refreshments will be served.

February 26, 6:30 pm –  8:30 pm    

Join CSER for the Asian American Diasporic Writers Series on February 26th at 6:30 PM for the book launch of two exciting, new, brilliantly written AAPI memoirs that involve finding one’s place in the world: “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant” and “I Would Meet You Anywhere.”

February 29, 4:10 pm –  5:30 pm    

Dr. Bryan Wagner’s talk examines a demotic tradition in African American music, folklore, and vaudeville comedy based on the jurisprudence of the police court. Looking to writers and performers ranging from Zora Neale Hurston to Dewey Markham, it finds in this tradition an alternative philosophy of law attuned to roles rather than rights, asymmetry rather than notional equality, and improvisation rather than reasoned restraint.

Thursday, February 29, 2024

4:10 – 5:30 PM

754 Schermerhorn Extension

March 2024
March 26, 4:00 pm –  6:00 pm    

Join CSER on March 26, 2024 as we present the second speaker of our Spring 2024 Seminar Series, Dr. Sandy Grande of the University of Connecticut as she presents her talk, Corporis Nullius: Biopolitics and the Indigenous BioElsewhere’s of Aging. She is a Professor of Political Science and Native American & Indigenous Studies as well as the Director of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative.

In her talk, Dr. Sandy Grande will undertake a (re)valuation of elderly bodies, particularly the oldest-old, or those labeled as “Fourth Age” adults. In so doing, she will build upon theorizations of Indigenous refusal as a political practice and methodological strategy that disrupts settler conceptualizations of citizenship, sovereignty, and biopolitics.

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
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1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
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.
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