Mission

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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Spring 2018 CSCRE Discussion Series Topics
CSCRE Spring 18 Discussion Series

Title: Queering Colleges, Transforming Campuses: Intersectionality, Action, and Change
Presenter: Luca Maurer, Program Director, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Ithaca College
Date: Tues., 2/6/18
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Klingenstein Lounge

Title: Honoring Ourselves Through Healing: Transforming Our Pain Into Our Power
Presenter: Gregory Mitchell
Date: Thurs., 3/8/18
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Klingenstein Lounge

Title: Decolonial Methods as Intersectional Praxis
Presenter: Emma Perez, Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center, and Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
Date: Thurs., 4/5/18
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Handwerker Gallery

Title: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Senior Presentation
Presenter: Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars, Ithaca College
Date: Tues., 4/24/18
Time: 12:00 Noon
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.