The RITM Center fosters intellectual inquiry and academic research in Ethnic Studies and related fields. We support undergraduate and graduate education, and undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research.

Undergraduate Education

The Center houses the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration program (ER&M), an undergraduate program established in 1997. The ER&M program offers interdisciplinary classes to Yale College undergraduates and an academic major that affords students the opportunity to conduct comparative and interdisciplinary work on ethnicity, race, and migration.

The Center also administers two senior essay prizes: The Justice Carlos R. Moreno Prize for the best senior essay in the field of Latino/a Studies and the Henry K. Hayase B.A. 1973 Prize for the best senior essay relating to the Asian American experience in the United States.

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Support

The Center is home to the Yale Group for the Study of Native America’s Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies and, in November 2016, it announced the establishment of two dissertation working groups  for Yale graduate students working in disciplines across the institution on projects related to race, indigeneity, and transnational migration.

In 2016-2017 the Center is hosting two postdocs who are conducting research and teaching undergraduates during their year on campus. Click below to learn more about them.

Faculty Fellows

The Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration’s Faculty Fellows program intends to foster a faculty community across departmental lines while providing advisory support to the Center on its activities and operations. Faculty Fellows, who are appointed by the Center’s Director, meet on a regular basis throughout the year to share work in progress, discuss topics of common interest, or develop proposals for future Center programming.

Information about the 10 inaugural Fellows may be found by following this link: 

Research Fellowships

The Center provides travel and research grants and fellowships that support Yale graduate and undergraduate students conducting research around the world. In September 2016 many of the inaugural cohort of summer research fellowship recipients participated in the Center’s inaugural Student Summer Research Symposium