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

Photo by Ian Terpin / University Communications

CCSRE  is the hub for interdisciplinary teaching and research on race and ethnicity at Stanford.

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 (CSRE) and the Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (RICSRE). In partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, CCSRE also houses the Faculty Development Initiative (FDI)

Across its courses, programs, and events, CCSRE supports students and faculty in the study of how race and ethnicity matter in our everyday lives and systemically shape our institutions and society. CCSRE students and scholars approach questions of difference, inequality, and inclusion from dynamic interdisciplinary, comparative, and multiracial/multiethnic perspectives.