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Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America was established in 1986 as one of the nation's earliest academic centers dedicated to research, scholarship, and academic exchanges on issues of race and ethnicity. In 1996 it became the home of the newly established concentration in Ethnic Studies. In the Fall of 2013, as part of changes to the CSREA and to better support students, Ethnic Studies joined a long-standing established Brown department, American Studies.

CSREA supports and generates rigorous and accessible research, performance, art and scholarship on a broad range of issues pertaining to race and ethnicity in America. We aim to build community among scholars and students working on race and ethnicity, develop new and enhance existing research networks, foster generative public conversations on pivotal issues, enhance public knowledge about racial and ethnic discrimination, and contribute to national and community efforts to create a more just society.

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Tricia Rose


Tricia Rose
Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies

Visiting Fellow

Akua Naru
Visiting Fellow in Race and Ethnicity in America