About the Center
Established in November 1996, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University consists of two interdisciplinary undergraduate programs and a research institute, which are located in the Main Quad of the Stanford University campus. The Center's Faculty Director, Ramón Saldívar, is the Hoagland Family Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of English, and by courtesy, of Iberian and Latin American Cultures.
The Center also serves as an umbrella institute for seven other Stanford institutes, centers, and programs, on areas ranging from Jewish studies to international migration to the relations between race, language, and ethnicity.
In addition, the Center has played a vital role in the Faculty Development Initiative, a five-year effort by the Office of the Provost to bring leading young as well as established scholars of race and ethnicity to Stanford. As of 2011-2012, nine new faculty have joined in departments ranging from Sociology to Drama to Political Science to the School of Education.
Both the teaching and research carried out at CCSRE are based on interdisciplinary and comparative approaches for understanding the complex factors of race and ethnicity and how they have deeply shaped the course of history and the social fabric of the contemporary world.
The Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity: The research institute is dedicated to the production of leading-edge research on race and ethnicity, across the disciplines, and across national boundaries. Its faculty affiliates and graduate fellows are drawn from Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences as well as the Schools of Education, Law, Business, and Medicine. The Research Instiute's Faculty Director, James T. Campbell, is the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History.
The institute sponsors fellowship programs, faculty and graduate student seminar series, research networks, endowed lectures, conferences, and most recently, the Stanford Series in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies with the Stanford University Press.
Undergraduate Programs: Informed by the research and intellectual agenda of the Research Institute, the Center houses two interdepartmental undergraduate programs in race and ethnic studies.
This program offers students the option of a major or minor. The Faculty Director is Arnetha Ball, Professor of Education at Stanford University. For information about the program, please contact Associate Director, Dr. Cheryl Brown. at 650-723-3781 or email.
The Faculty Director is José David Saldívar, Professor of Comparative Literature. This program offers majors and minors in four areas:
For more information, please contact Student and Academic Services Coordinator, Sarah Gamino at 650-724-2088 or firstname.lastname@example.org.