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Who We Are

A view into the Main Quad from Lasuen Mall at night (east entrance)

Photo by Ian Terpin / University Communications

Our Mission: To advance racial equity through interdisciplinary education, innovative research and community engagement.

Stanford's Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CCSRE) is Stanford’s interdisciplinary hub for education and research on race and ethnicity. CCSRE houses an Undergraduate Program and a Ph.D. minor in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, and sponsors new work through our Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity.  In partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, CCSRE also benefits from the Faculty Development Initiative (FDI) which recruits scholars in race and ethnicity who work with the Center.

Across its courses, programs, and events, CCSRE supports students and faculty dedicated to studying race and ethnicity. CCSRE students and scholars approach questions of difference, inequality, and inclusion from dynamic interdisciplinary, comparative, and multiracial/multiethnic perspectives from art to medicine, to law, history, technology,  economics,  literature and more.

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