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Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora

Prospective Students

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Negotiate your place as a maker of social change in local and global communities. Come study with the RCD!

Students pursue Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts in order to:

  • develop the necessary tools of analysis to explain contemporary and historical social inequalities and oppressions, and to identify solutions and avenues for social repair
  • hone informed and empowered commitments to civic engagement, equity, and social justice
  • cultivate your talent for creative and cooperative engagement with diverse people and communities
  • learn ways of reasoning and interpretation that reveal how social power functions in different contexts, and how it is contradicted and transformed in diverse ways
  • go deep into the histories, cultures, struggles, and future outlooks of peoples and groups who are underrepresented in the traditional Humanities and Social Sciences curricula
  • become part of one of the most ethnically and racially diverse learning communities at Tufts
  • participate in engaged scholarship to promote anti-racist, intersectional, and decolonizing perspectives on the most pressing social challenges facing our communities today
  • find resources, support, and mentors to become change-makers within and beyond institutions at local, national, and international levels

Our doors are open to all! And we look forward to meeting you and discussing your interests. Schedule a time to meet the Chair or the Director of Studies.