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Topical Institutes

CCSRE has three affiliated topical institutes dedicated to research on race and ethnicity in the contexts of language, politics, and international migration. 

Center for Race, Ethnicity, & Language (CREAL)

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language was founded in 2010 to advance research and teaching on the relationships between language, race, and ethnicity from a global, comparative perspective. CREAL draws on and encourages the work of an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars to theorize the nature of race and ethnicity within sociolinguistics, and to examine the linguistic construction of ethnoracial identities, the role of language in racial and ethnic relations, and the linguistic marginalization of racialized populations. Working across a diverse range of language and literacy contexts, CREAL seeks not only to advance research and disseminate information, but also to help resolve the often contentious educational and political problems at the intersection of race, ethnicity and language in the US and elsewhere.                                                          

  • H. Samy Alim, Director, Professor of Education and, by courtesy, Anthropology and Linguistics
  • Arnetha F. Ball, Co-Director, Professor of Education
  • John R. Rickford, Co-Director, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Linguistics and the Humanities and, by courtesy, Education

Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race, & Ethnicity at Stanford (InsPIRES)

The Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race, and Ethnicity at Stanford (InsPIRES) was founded in 2009 to advance research and learning on issues facing disadvantaged groups in American society. InsPIRES brings together researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to apply their methods and conceptual approaches to the study of groups excluded from the benefits—economic, social, political, or personal—afforded to others in society.

  • Gary Segura, Director, Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor of Public Policy

Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM)

The Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) brings together faculty from a number of different departments to explore solutions to complex problems brought about by the worldwide movement of peoples. The institute investigates challenges to human well-being in the arena of international migration by studying the integration of newly arrived immigrants in the nearby community of East Palo Alto.