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Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity

A welcome from the Director

Welcome to Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE). This undergraduate program promotes the understanding of race and ethnicity in comparative perspectives. All Stanford students are welcome to participate in the rich courses that we offer. 
We take the comparative part of the program seriously. Our highly interdisciplinary courses examine race and ethnicity by comparing experiences and perspectives across groups, time, space, and national origin. Our courses also explore how race and ethnicity intersect with other aspects of identity, such as gender, sexuality, class, and nation.  You can choose several subplans to focus your studies.  Our newest subplans are "RACE & TECHNOLOGY" and "RACE, GENDER  & SEXUALITY."  We invite you to explore the range of classes  we offer here: CSRE Courses
We also invite you to deepen your understanding of race and ethnicity through our programming. Our quarterly speaker series, "Race in the Real World," features an individual whose career involves direct engagement with race and ethnicity.  We also offer frequent outings to events in the Bay Area. Again, our programming is open to anyone who wishes to attend and learn more about race, ethnicity and social justice. 
If you would like some guidance navigating our classes, programming, and events, please get to know our fabulous student CSRE Peer Mentors.  The Peer Mentors contribute to making CSRE a vibrant program, and they are available to speak with you about anything and everything related to the program.
Of course, our Student Service Specialist, Byron Barahona,  would be happy to speak with you about the program as would our Director of  Academic Programs and Community Engaged Learning, Dr. RIgoberto Marquéz. Feel free to be in touch.
Jennifer DeVere Brody
Director, CSRE
Professor of Theater and Performance Studies

If you are a student interested in learning more about, or declaring, a major or minor in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity, please reach out to the CSRE Peer Mentors and/or, CSRE’s Student Services Specialist, Byron Barahona  (