Our Mission

The Mission of the Department of Ethnic Studies is to provide excellence in teaching, research, and community-based service learning. Through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, we invite students to critically examine the experiences of Asian Americans, Chican@s/Latin@s, Native Americans, and peoples of African descent. Building upon the Ethnic Studies’ tradition of analyzing race/ethnicity, class and gender, our scholarly practice and community engagement enables us to recognize the role and impact of social justice, transnationalism, leadership, activism, and sovereignty within and between local, national and global communities. 

Graduating Students