Department of
Ethnic Studies

Why We Need Ethnic Studies (Now More than Ever)

Ethnic studies is the history of us. Of how we have become this great nation (with warts and all), of the obstacles we have overcome to get to this point, and of the challenges that—as a nation—we still face.

Winter 2017

Walk better in the world

For Namuyaba Temanju, helping others runs in the family. Her mother, a nurse, helped Somali refugees in Kenya and in Somalia, and Temanju has taken that desire to help immigrants and refugees as a community organizer in Fort Morgan, Colo.

Spring 2017

Ethnic Studies expands its impact across campus

The Department of Ethnic Studies is continuing is collaborative legacy by launching a host of new initiatives to further emphasize diversity, multiculturalism, and women’s studies across the university.

Winter 2016

A Lasting Legacy

Irene Vernon’s record of service to underrepresented groups has made an enduring mark on campus.

Czech Abroad: On the Building and Breaking Down of Walls

Like many American school children, I had heard many stories. Also like many American school children, I had never seen the wall.

More than just a student

Sociology and Ethnic Studies major Erica LeFehr discusses ups and downs of being a full-time student and a mom.

Liberal Arts shines at Graduate Student Showcase

The Graduate Showcase celebrates research, creativity and entrepreneurship and provides an arena for interdisciplinary collaboration.