The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) delivers a curriculum focused primarily on African-, Latino/a-, Asian-, and Native-American (ALANA) people in the United States, who are usually marginalized, under-represented and/ or misrepresented in the normative curriculum. CSCRE also fosters critical dialogues on race through its Discussion Series which brings several speakers, artists, and performers to Ithaca each year. This dual focus is meant to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the multiracial and polycultural world in which we live.

CSCRE Minors

The Center's minors in African Diaspora, Asian American, Latino/a, and Native American Studies cover a broad range of subjects, including identity formation, cultural and historical representations and struggles, public policy, intersections of race and colonialism, social justice and racial redress. Where possible, courses rely on a comparative and historical approach and combine epistemological /theoretical concerns with an analysis of “real-life” problems so as to give students a contextual understanding of the issues they are studying.

Minors are required to take six courses (*18 credit hours), two from Conceptual Frameworks and one each from the remaining four categories: Comparative and International, Culture and History, Policy and Praxis, and Power and Liberation.

* Native American Studies minors must take additional 3 credit hours in a Capstone Experience category for a total of 21 credits.

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Discussion Series Spring 2019: On Native Lands

Title: Defending Ohi:yo': Indigenous Media For Environmental Protection 

Presenter: Dr. Jason Corwin, Executive Director of Seneca Media and Communications Center

Date: Thurs., 2/21/19

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Handwerker Gallery 

Title: Our History Is The Future: Indigenous Resistance Beyond Standing Rock

Presenter: Nicholas W. Estes, Assistant Professor, Dept. of American Studies, University of New Mexico

Date: Mon., 3/4/19

Time: 6:00 PM 

Location: Clarke Lounge

Title: Violence In Indian Country 

Presenter: Jenni Mone, Award-Winning Journalist 

Date: Thurs., 3/28/19

Time: 6:00 PM 

Location: Handwerker Gallery 

Discussion Series Fall 2018: On Native Lands

Title:  The Future, Still: Constellations of Indigenous Resurgence

Presenter:  Assistant Professor Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar, CSCRE, Ithaca College

Date:  Wed., 9/26/18

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:  Clark Lounge

Title:  Reclaiming Space

Presenter:  Nani Chacon, Community Engaged Public Works Artist

Date: Tues., 11/13/18

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:  Handwerker Gallery

Title:  Sounds of the Future Present: Indigenous Music and the Next Wave

Presenter:  Dr. Jarrett Martineau, Producer, Revolutions Per Minute and Host, Reclaimed on CBC Music

Date:  Thurs., 11/29/18

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:  Klingenstein Lounge

CSCRE faculty are experts on the diversity, complexity, and contradictions of the American ethnic experience. Meet the CSCRE faculty: Wendi Yamashita, Paula Ioanide, Gustavo Licon, Belisa Gonzalez, Nicole Horsley and Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar