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Consortium of Studies in
Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
Programs included are the following:
- Africana Studies
- American Studies
- Asian American Studies
- Colonialism Studies
- Latino Studies
The Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) is the academic home for Africana, American, Asian American, Colonialism and Latino Studies — all programs that link innovative, progressive, and outstanding scholarship and learning on race, colonialism, and diaspora. Our work is interdisciplinary and intersectional in nature, combining topics and methods drawn from the humanities and social sciences and foregrounding the analytical, thematic, theoretical, and political linkages across existing programs in Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Colonialism Studies, and Latino Studies. The consortium allows for independent work within each major or minor of study, and also provides the opportunity to make connections across the specific areas and themes.
The programs housed within RCD connect the study of race, class, gender, and sexuality within the United States with the study of modern colonialisms in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East, and the social and cultural formations of diasporas. Students have the opportunity to be involved in the comparative and relational study of slavery in the Americas and its aftermath; the study of indigeneity within settler colonial societies; war, empire and militarization; and the movement, displacement, and settlement of peoples across the globe in a variety of time periods, including the contemporary era.
Linking academic studies on race, colonialism, and diaspora, RCD features events, programs, exhibits, and workshops addressing these convergences.
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