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Director's Welcome Message

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

For the past twenty years,  we have been Stanford's place to debate, discuss and develop key questions about race and ethnicity.  Interdisciplinarity  and intersectionality are at the heart of  our mission since we believe that multiple lenses are needed to reveal the complexity of  race and ethnicity.    At CCSRE we understand that race and ethnicity affect  every idea and interaction:  one cannot think of citizenship, gender, sexuality, health, technology,  law, literature, policing, economics, social media, housing, language  and more without also invoking race and ethnicity.  All of us at the Center work to foster meaningful dialogue about the myriad ways that race and ethnicity are at work in  lived experience and theoretical arguments that determine our differences. We hope that you will join us  for our many exciting classes, lectures, workshops and events  which focus on dismantling hierarchies of race and ethnicity and mobilizing  knowledge in the creation of a more  just and equitable world.  We believe  that our  mission is even more significant in our era of competing nationalisms, technological change,  mass incarcation, massive population shifts and economic dispartity.