The Department of Ethnic Studies critically examines the
interlocking forces of domination that are rooted in socially constructed
categories of gender, sexuality, class, race, disability, and national status.
Our faculty and researchers are committed to interdisciplinary, indigenous,
international, and comparative approaches that challenge systemic
marginalization of diverse populations. In doing so, we bring to bear issues of
power, privilege, and social justice pertinent to aggrieved groups in the
United States and abroad. We are especially committed to nurturing critical
thinking, civic-minded, and culturally informed students who strive to
strengthen the communities in which they reside. In support of the land-grant
mission of Colorado State University, the ethnic studies department engages with communities
on and off campus in order to affect meaningful change in public policy and
social life. Thank you for your support of our program.