Centers and Institutes > At Columbia University
One of our objectives is to increase collaboration
between various centers and institutes at Teachers College involved in
the fields of Latina/o and Latin American Education, Health, and
Psychology, as well as to increase their visibility to those interested
in studying, working, and funding in these fields.
The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race is dedicated to the study of ethnic hierarchy in our social and knowledge worlds. It fosters creative intervention in this field, both in the form of community involvement and as scholarly and artistic accomplishment within the Columbia community.
The Center is an interdisciplinary space that has a pedagogical mission at the undergraduate level and a research mission for undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. It was founded in response to a student movement that called for activist intervention in teaching and learning, and recognition of the minority presence within the Columbia community. These beginnings matured into a teaching and research mission that favors socially pertinent work and a keen engagement in a politics of recognition... (read more)