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Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora

Coordinated by graduate students with the assistance of faculty, the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) provides an interdisciplinary intellectual space for faculty, students, and interested parties to interrogate issues in transnational history, comparative race and ethnic studies, critical race theory, community formations, and citizenship.

CED showcases ethnic studies opportunities and scholarship on campus for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, ‘faculty, and fosters a cross-discipline dialogue encouraging collaboration between various departments and programs. This year's schedule comprises of two speakers and one panel discussion, and 3 book discussions, one per quarter. Each speaker and each book has been chosen to address ethnicity in America, and/or comparative studies in race, ethnicity, migration, and diaspora.

CED draws a large part of its budget from the Initiative for Comparative Race and Diaspora, and has also received additional funding from various department and organizations on campus including the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, WCAS, TGS, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of African American Studies, Program in Asian American Studies, Chabaraja Center for Historical Studies, and Department of History.