Department of Ethnic Studies

The department of Ethnic Studies at BGSU is one of the oldest programs in the nation focusing on interdisciplinary studies of race. It was established in response to student-led efforts for a center for the study of the histories of peoples of color. The department draws from its activist moorings in the Civil Rights Movement to promote a critically engaged and diverse learning community while positioning itself nationally as a center for excellence in race and ethnic studies, interdisciplinary scholarship, and community service. The scholarship and training of the faculty of Ethnic Studies is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary. While the core courses offered by the department speak to the intellectual roots of Ethnic Studies in the US civil rights movement and student activism, our faculty also has strong expertise in globalization, immigration, and diaspora and cultural studies.

The department of Ethnic Studies offers a major in Ethnic Studies, minors in Ethnic Studies and Latino/a Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Ethnic Studies. 


The School of Cultural and Critical Studies is proud to be the organizational hub of the Latino/a/x Issues Conference

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies is proud to be the organizational hub of the Latino/a/x Issues Conference

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Bowen-Thompson Student Union

The eStrella Latin American & Latino/a/x Studies Student Research Conference is an annual conference featuring the original scholarship of BGSU community members. Undergraduate and graduate students are particularly encouraged to present their work. We invite proposals for presentations in Spanish and/or English on all topics related to Latin America and Latino/a/x Studies, and we particularly encourage topics related to the theme of Creative Resistance and Artistic Activism.  
If you are interested in presenting, please submit your abstract (summary of your presentation) by January 15, 2018

Artwork by LIC 2018 Keynote Speaker Favianna Rodriguez

 
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