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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 foster evidence-based teaching and research that advance racial justice through the comparative understanding of race. 

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CCSRE) is Stanford’s interdisciplinary hub for teaching and research on race and ethnicity. CCSRE houses the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and the 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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