Department of Ethnic Studies

The Ethnic Studies Department critically examines the interlocking forces of domination that are rooted in socially constructed categories of gender, sexuality, class, and race. Faculty and researchers are committed to theoretical, empirical, qualitative, textual, and community-based research, pedagogy, service, and outreach.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Founded and supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program is designed to provide valuable educational experiences for undergraduate students through research participation.

The Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research

The Tri-Ethnic Center has a 30-year history of broad-based, multidisciplinary and multifaceted research efforts aimed at understanding community dynamics and the social, psychological and cultural factors that contribute to social problems such as substance use, delinquency, dropout, intimate partner violence, HIV/AIDS, anger and anger management, school violence, avoidable injuries, car crashes and environmental and other social problems. Center faculty comprise a multidisciplinary team engaged in research aimed at understanding the underlying causes of social problems and in utilizing these findings to develop and test prevention programs at the community and individual level.

Women’s Studies and Gender Research