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 U.S., 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.

Minors' Course Lists

Discussion Series Spring 2019: On Native Lands
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
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

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Dr. Belisa Gonzalez: 2016 Faculty Excellence Award Recipient
Dr. Belisa Gonzalez

Congratulations to Dr. Gonzalez! The foremost criterion for the Excellence Award is in teaching, scholarship and service appropriate to his/her appointment. As both the Director of CSCRE and an associate professor in the Sociology Department, her ethical commitment to social justice, coalition building, and education have proven such accomplishments.

CSCRE faculty are experts on the diversity, complexity, and contradictions of the American ethnic experience.