Programs and Initiatives

The Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration host a wide array of programming that ranges from conferences and symposia and workshops and working groups to lectures and other public programming.

Affiliated Organizations

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. The Center also partners with units and departments from across the University.


Bassett Award for Community Engagement

The Bassett Award for Community Engagement, which was established in 2016, honors the legacy of Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett by celebrating high school juniors in the United States who have contributed positively to their communities through a diverse array of community service activities.


Conferences, Colloquia, Lectures and Events

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


Working Groups

The Center fosters scholarly innovation and advances academic research through Yale faculty-led working groups on a range of topics and supports graduate students across Yale departments through dissertation writing groups.