RITM fosters intellectual exchanges that cross institutional, disciplinary, and geographic borders; enrich and challenge academic fields; and foreground underrepresented perspectives.
Statement on Anti-Black Violence
RITM denounces anti-Black violence and the societal structures that have made racist violence a centerpiece of U.S. life.
Statement Regarding Anti-Asian Racism and COVID-19
As the public health crisis associated with the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, there have been disturbing reports of an increase in anti-Asian, and particlarly anti-Chinese hate crimes and harrassment...
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Program in Ethnicity, Race, & Migration
The cornerstone of our undergraduate curriculum is the Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (ER&M).
With fellowships and seminars, RITM builds communities of scholars and practitioners in ethnic studies and other fields.
RITM Fellows have worked on projects related to nineteenth-century African American women’s history, race in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, trans-Pacific Asian American literatures, the racialization of Islam, the history of Latinos in the U.S. Armed Services, and much more.
Meeting regularly throughout the academic year, RITM faculty-led working groups advance interdisciplinary scholarship in areas of historical and contemporary importance.
Yale Bassett Award for Community Engagement
Each year RITM recognizes outstanding high school juniors throughout the United States who excel in their classrooms and communities.