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


The centerpiece of the Center’s undergraduate-focused programming is the interdisciplinary program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (ER&M). Established in 1997 and one of the fastest-growing majors on campus,  ER&M engages students in the comparative study of the forces that have created our multicultural, multiethnic, and multiracial world. The Center also provides research fellowship funding to undergraduates across departments who are conducting research on RITM-related topics.

graduate and professional students

Through dedicated programming, research fellowships, working groups, and funding for student-led talks, conferences, and symposia, the Center brings together doctoral and professional students from across the University.

postgraduate opportunities

The Center hosts the Henry Roe Cloud Fellowships for pre-dissertation and postgraduate research. Each year, the Center also hosts postdoctoral fellows who conduct research and teach in Yale College.