Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary, comparative concentration that examines the construction of race and ethnicity in social, cultural, historical, political, and economic contexts. Concentrators develop individual programs based on areas of focus in consultation with faculty advisors, drawing from courses in the humanities and social sciences. Typical areas of focus are social issues (such as inequality, education, or health), cultural production and the representation of racial groups, processes of racialization, the historical formation of transnational communities and of diaspora, and the history of particular ethnic or racial groups. The concentration is supported by the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, a research center that facilitates teaching, research, and programming on issues relevant to biracial and multiracial peoples, and emphasizes the interdisciplinary and comparative study of race, ethnicity, gender, and class.
Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012 and 2013 reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.
- Account Executive, DigitasLBi
- Corps Member/Teacher, Teach for America
- Public Policy Fellow, New York Life Foundation, Congresional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
- Account Associate, Google, Inc.
- Corps Member, AmeriCorps - Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
- Corps Member, AmeriCorps - The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
- Junior Administrative Assistant, Brown University - Population Studies and Training Center
- Office Assistant, World Education, Inc.
- Youth Program Director, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
- Yale University, PhD, American Studies
- Fulbright Fellowship