Race and Ethnic Studies Resources On or Near Campus

On Campus

  • Arts + Public Life: "Arts + Public Life builds creative connections on Chicago’s South Side through artist residencies, arts education, and artist-led projects and events."
  • Center for East Asian Studies: "The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) and its three Committees—Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, and Korean Studies—work to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in and outside the United States, and to foster communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the community of professors and students at the University of Chicago and throughout the wider East Asian Studies community."

  • Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies: "The Center for Eastern European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) was founded 1965, and it continues to coordinate instruction and facilitate research about Russia/Eurasia and Eastern/Central Europe, including the Baltic States, Balkans, Caucasus, and Central Asia."

  • Center for International Studies: "The Center for International Studies (CIS) is an interdisciplinary research center located at the University of Chicago. Through its faculty research projects and public programs, CIS works to advance scholarship and understanding on issues of global importance."

  • Center for Jewish Studies: " The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies was created in 2009 as an inter-divisional center in the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Divinity School whose aim is to nurture dialogue among the many disciplines, scholars, and students engaged in Jewish Studies at the University."

  • Center for Latin American Studies: "Established in 1968, the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) provides an intellectual meeting point for members of our University and extended community to study, debate, and shape the big questions surrounding Latin America."

  • Center for Middle Eastern Studies: "The Center for Middle Eastern Studies focuses on the region extending from Morocco to Kazakhstan since the rise of Islam. Established in 1965, the CMES aims to assist students in acquiring a firm understanding and professional grade knowledge of the languages and civilizations of the Middle East."

  • Center for the Art of East Asia: "The Center for the Art of East Asia was established in 2003 with support from the Division of the Humanities to facilitate and support teaching and research in the rapidly growing field of East Asian Art at the University of Chicago. The center draws inspiration from trends in both traditional history and contemporary culture."

  • Committee on African Studies: "African Studies at Chicago brings together faculty and students from a variety of disciplines and scholarly perspectives. What we share in common is an interest in engaging directly with the continent and its peoples, histories, cultures, and societies.  We also share a commitment to the idea that Africa is critical to challenging and advancing social scientific and humanistic modes of inquiry."

  • France-Chicago Center: "The France Chicago Center is a University of Chicago-based interdisciplinary organization with a two-fold mission of: 1) facilitating, promoting, and fostering stronger ties between University of Chicago students and researchers and their colleagues in France; and 2) increasing awareness within the University of Chicago community of French culture, art, and thought. "

  • Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture: The Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture aims to develop a new model for graduate education in American culture, to serve as a hub for the exciting multidisciplinary study of America at the University of Chicago, and to make that study visible on a national and international level."

  • Katz Center for Mexican Studies: "The Katz Center for Mexican Studies was founded on June 16, 2004 and named in honor of Professor Friedrich Katz, one of the world’s leading scholars of Mexican history. The Katz Center sponsors academic conferences and public lectures, hosts visiting scholars, and coordinates academic exchange programs with Mexican institutions. "

  • Nicholson Center for British Studies: "The University of Chicago is a center of remarkable strength in British Studies broadly conceived. Historically oriented work on Medieval, Early Modern and Modern Britain is now being conducted in the departments of History, English, Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy, as well as in the Law and Divinity Schools. This work is being carried on by faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.  In 2003, the Robert Nicholson Center for British Studies was formed in order to bring together the university’s strength in things British."

  • Pozen Family Center for Human Rights: "The University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights is a unique interdisciplinary program committed to a model that explores human rights issues and questions both in theory and practice."

  • Southern Asia at Chicago: "The Committee on Southern Asia Studies (COSAS) and the South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) are the two related bodies through which research, teaching and events related to Southern Asia are facilitated. Both bodies are organized to foster one of the most vibrant, cross-disciplinary scholarly communities dedicated to research and teaching in Southern Asia, though neither are degree-granting programs themselves."

  • The Urban Network: "The University of Chicago Urban Network, a faculty-led initiative of scholars and organizations concerned with urban questions, is devoted to spurring innovation in urban research and improving communication among individuals and organizations in urban research and policy.