Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Description

The Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group offers students an opportunity to dialogue with faculty across the campus and in various fields who have an interest and/or expertise in critical race and/or ethnic studies. We appreciate the intellectual traditions that have developed within Ethnic Studies departments and programs in studying the social and legal histories, experiences, politics, and cultures of racialized groups within the United States–an interdisciplinary and comparative study aware of the global context in which race and ethnicity are socially constructed. The group was formed to bring together a broad and brilliant cohort of graduate students to participate in a dynamic intellectual community affiliated with and across departments and colleges within the University. Our aim is to provide these students with extended, consistent, and regularized programming that would include cross-disciplinary discussions, speaker events or graduate student conferences and symposia, and writing workshops with premier scholars from across the nation. Thus we intend to serve graduate students at all levels of degree completion. Our programming offers students a chance to be exposed to and explore their topics through relevant scholarship, theories and methods developed outside their home disciplines, broadening the resources available to them for completing their dissertations. We trust that this will also assist them as they prepare for future professional careers. This is an advanced discussion group focusing on relations of power–the way in which race and/or ethnicity are socially constructed and intertwined with systematic, structured inequalities.

Leadership

The primary contact for this group are Edén E. Torres, (torre007@umn.edu), Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Chair of the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies.The primary contacts for this group are Edén E. Torres, (torre007@umn.edu), Associate Professor in the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and Chair of the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies.

Membership

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