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Ethnic Studies: Home/Welcome

This guide provides interdisciplinary research information to facilitate your research endeavors.

What is Ethnic Studies?

It is the critical and interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity with a focus on the experiences and perspectives of people of color within and beyond the United States. Since the emergence of ethnic studies as an academic field in the late 1960s, scholars have analyzed the ways in which race and racism have been, and continue to be, powerful social, cultural, and political forces and their connections to other axes of stratification, including gender, class, sexuality, and legal status (Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkley, 2022).

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Here are some Ethnic Studies topics

  • Colonialism, Migration and Diasporas;
  • States, Inequality and Resistance;
  • Identities and Representation;
  • Power (national, international, or global).
  • Or, other topics that fall under Ethnic Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences.


Race or Ethnicities (covered in certain courses)

  • African Americans
  • Black Americans
  • Asian Americans
  • Pacific Islander
  • Native American/Indian/Indigenous
  • Chicanx
  • Latinx
  • Anti-Racists

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