Programs and Initiatives

Lectures and Events

The Center sponsors, co-sponsors, and organizes lectures, symposia, colloquia, exhibitions, and other events throughout the academic year. Scheduled events are available on our calendar.

Conferences, Colloquia, and Working Groups

In November 2016 the Center hosted a conference on Ethnic Studies in memory of Don Nakanishi ‘71. Click here to see the conference schedule. During academic year 2016-2017 the Center is supporting the Yale Group for the Study of Native America (YGSNA) and a number of other working groups focusing on topics ranging from Urban Studies to Francophone North America.

Affiliated Initiatives

The Center houses the academic journal Social Text and the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (YIPAP), and it jointly oversees the Yale Indian Papers Project with the Yale Divinity School. Our students and faculty lead and work closely with the Initiative on Labor and Culture; the Native American Language Project; the Initiative on Race, Gender, and Globalization (IRGG); and other Yale initiatives.

Bassett Award for Community Engagement

The Bassett Award for Community Engagement honor high school juniors in the United States who have contributed positively to their communities. Information about the 2018 competition will be shared in the early Fall.