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Director's Welcome Message

Welcome to Stanford's CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN RACE & ETHNICITY

Founded in 1996,  the Center advances racial equity through interdisciplinary education, research and community engagement.   At CCSRE we believe that race and ethnicity affect every aspect of our lived experience:  from questions of citizenship,  sexuality, health, technology, law, literature, policing, economics, social media,  the arts, housing inequality and more.  The Center's 100 students and 140 affiliated faculty work to foster meaningful dialogue about the myriad ways that race and ethnicity shape our theoretical ideas in order to transform our institutions and the world. We do this urgent work with the help of academic departments, community centers and institutes as well as local and international  community partners. We invite everyone to  join us for our many exciting classes, lectures, workshops and events that  focus on mobilizing knowledge about race and inequality for the creation of a more just and equitable world.  In our era of competing global ethnic nationalisms, growing white supremacy,  rapid technological change, mass incarceration, unprecedented population shifts due to climate change and other aspects that compel immigration as well as increasing economic disparities our work for racial equity is imperative.