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The Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (RICSRE) fosters scholarship, community, and critical dialogue among Stanford’s interdisciplinary community of race and ethnicity scholars. Through its programs and events, RICSRE spotlights the latest thinking and research on race and ethnicity both within and outside of Stanford, supports the pipeline of race and ethnicity scholars across fields and topics, and disseminates research-based strategies and solutions to foster a more equal and inclusive diverse society.

Faculty Seminar Series

Monthly lunchtime talks that feature the latest scholarship in race and ethnicity studies across disciplines and topics. Speakers include both Stanford faculty and scholars from universities around the country and globe.


Quarterly afternoon book salons,  also called "chautauquas," that feature CCSRE’s Faculty Research Fellows in intimate conversation about their latest work.

RICSRE Fellowship Programs for Faculty

Fellowships for faculty that support research and scholarship.

RICSRE Fellowship Programs for Students

Fellowships for graduate students whose dissertations address issues of race, ethnicity, and inequality.