Critical Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies News

Mellon Foundation Grant Supports K Presidential Initiatives

Mellon Foundation Grant The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Kalamazoo College a three-year, $100,000 grant to [...]

2017 Commencement Scheduled for Sunday

2017 Kalamazoo College Commencement Kalamazoo College’s 2017 Commencement will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11, on the campus [...]

Colloquium About Blackness to Occur at Kalamazoo College

Colloquium About Blackness to Occur at Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo College will present the Physics of Blackness Colloquium on March 31 and April 1. [...]

Winter Term Ethnic Studies

Dr. Reid Gómez, the Melon Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies, has designed a [...]

Program Information

Professors: Espelencia Baptiste, Cyndy García-Weyandt, Amelia Katanski (Co-Director), Shanna Salinas (Co-Director), and Babli Sinha

Critical Ethnic Studies interrogates the production of knowledge. CES Majors are required to theorize from multiple, and simultaneous, narratives of silenced peoples and epistemologies. Critical Ethnic Studies untangles and analyzes colonial and racial projects that attempt to govern the relationship between people and land.

Critical Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary field and process of engagement. The field seeks to change the logic governing the academy, and does not accept an uncomplicated grafting of content onto a universal idea. This change is realized through the relentless pursuit of multiple means of engagement. These processes invert, rethink, and displace universalities. Central to the field is a refusal to consume the other. Critical Ethnic Studies requires that scholars go beyond themselves, and devise conversations that move beyond voyeurism and consumption.