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    BMD to their unaffected siblings responses to try and take into account home environment and family effects We also compare their responses to responses from children with cerebral palsy to try and take into account their physical disabilities We examine how the boys with DMD and BMD do on all the tests to determine what areas are strengths for them and what areas are weaknesses We also look to see if there is any relationship with the type of genetic mutation they have and how they do on the cognitive measures What We Have Done We have worked with over 225 boys diagnosed with DMD or BMD and have presented our findings at numerous scientific and parent oriented meetings We have published papers detailing our results The work is the most detailed investigation of cognitive effects associated with DMD that has ever been reported Our research has shown definitively that children with DMD develop many cognitive skills appropriately and similarly to their peers Yet they also are at risk for having a specific type of cognitive problem and we believe that it is due to the missing dystrophin products in the brain What Can You Do We d like to continue to work with as many children with DMD BMD and their siblings as possible We are interested in working with children who are anywhere from three to seventeen years old For those of you who have participated and or continue to participate we are extremely grateful to you and your kids for your time and effort And for those of you who would be interested in participating we would be delighted to have you help out Your involvement will help us all learn ways to help children with DMD and BMD Participation is completely voluntary We ask children who

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  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University - About Us
    one of the 2010 recipients of their annual Distinguished Women Award Mae Ngai Professor CSER and History Email mn53 columbia edu Office 520 Fayerweather Hall Advising Hours 416 Hamilton Hall Thursdays 10am 12pm Phone 212 854 2518 Mae M Ngai Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies is a U S legal and political historian interested in questions of immigration citizenship and nationalism She received her Ph D from Columbia in 1998 and taught at the University of Chicago before returning to Columbia in 2006 Ngai is author of Impossible Subjects Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America Princeton 2004 which won six awards including the Frederick Jackson Turner prize best first book from the OAH and the Littleton Griswold prize best book in legal history from the AHA She has held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council NYU Law School Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Institute for Advanced Study Princeton Ngai has written on immigration history and policy matters for The Washington Post The New York Times Los Angeles Times The Nation and The Boston Review Before becoming a historian Ngai was a labor union organizer and educator in New York City working for District 65 UAW and the Consortium for Worker Education Professor Ngai is now working on two projects The Tape Family and the Origins of the Chinese American Middle Class a family biography of Chinese American immigrant brokers and interpreters forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2010 and The Chinese Mining Diaspora 1848 1908 a study of Chinese gold miners in the nineteenth century North American West Australia and South Africa Ana Maria Ochoa CSER Music and Director Center for Ethnomusicology Email ao2110 columbia edu Office 621 Dodge Office Hours TBA Professor Ochoa is Associate Professor of Music at Columbia University She holds a Ph D in Folklore and Ethnomusicology from Indiana University 1996 Her areas of interest include music and cultural policy music and armed conflict intellectual property and intellectual histories of sound and music in Latin America with emphasis on Colombia Prof Ochoa previously taught at Columbia 2003 2005 and at New York University 2005 2008 She is the former director of the Music Archives of the Colombian Ministry of Culture She has also been a researcher at the Instituto Colombiano de Antropologà a e Historia Colombia and at The Centro Nacional de Información Investigación y Documentación Musical Carlos Chà vez CENIDIM in Mexico Relevant links http www ethnocenter org AnaOchoatoDirectCenter Gary Y Okihiro CSER and International and Public Affairs Email gyo3 columbia edu Office 508 Knox Hall Office Hours request via email Phone 212 854 0508 Gary Y Okihiro is a professor of international and public affairs His books include Common Ground Reimagining American History 2001 A Social History of the Bakwena and Peoples of the Kalahari of Southern Africa 19th Century 2000 Margins and Mainstreams Asians in American History and Culture 1994 and Cane Fires The Anti Japanese Movement in Hawaii 1865 1945 1991 Deborah Paredez Email dp2783 columbia edu Deborah Paredez is a poet and scholar who received her PhD from Northwestern University She is the author of the poetry collection This Side of Skin Wings Press 2002 and the critical study Selenidad Selena Latinos and the Performance of Memory Duke 2009 winner of the 2011 Chicana o Studies Association Book Award Honorable Mention and the 2010 Latin American Studies Association Latino Studies Book Award Honorable Mention Her poetry and essays have appeared in The New York Times Los Angeles Review of Books Poetry Latino Studies Journal Callaloo and elsewhere She is the co founder and co director of CantoMundo a national organization dedicated to Latina o poets and poetry Elsa Stamatopoulou CSER and Anthropology Office 618 Kent Hall Office Hours Wednesdays 3 4pm Phone 212 851 2381 Born in Athens Greece Stamatopoulou has devoted 23 years of her UN work to human rights Most recently Stamatopoulou directed the work program of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues UNPFII the highest UN body in this area as its Chief from its inception in 2003 to 2010 In that capacity and while supporting the UNPFII Stamatopoulou promoted the integration at international and national levels of UN policies on indigenous peoples issues in the areas of economic and social development environment health human rights education and culture She also supervised the production of the first ever State of the World s Indigenous Peoples publication of the United Nations 2010 Stamatopoulou has received various awards for her work including The Ingrid Washinawatok El Issa O Peqtaw Metaehmoh Flying Eagle Woman Peace Justice and Sovereignty Award the award of the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World s Indigenous Peoples the Eleanor Roosevelt Award of the Human Rights Center and of Voices 21 and other awards from grassroots organizations Among her books are The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50 Years and Beyond 1998 and Cultural Rights in International Law 2007 She obtained her Law Degree from the University of Athens Law School and entered the Athens Bar Association She did her Masters studies in the Administration of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and her doctoral studies in Political Science and International Law at the Graduate Institute of Studies University of Geneva Gray Tuttle CSER Executive Committee and History Email gwt2102 columbia edu Office 407 Kent Hall Phone 212 854 4096 Gray Tuttle Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies EALAC received his Ph D in Inner Asian Studies at Harvard University 2002 He studies the history of twentieth century Sino Tibetan relations as well as Tibet s relations with the China based Manchu Qing Empire The role of Tibetan Buddhism in these historical relations is central to all his research His publications include Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China 2005 His current research project focuses on the support that Tibetan Buddhist institutions have received from the governments of China from the 17th to 20th century and how this support along with economic growth in the Sino Tibetan borderlands has fueled expansion and renewal of these institutions into the contemporary period Forthcoming projects include Sources of Tibetan Tradition co edited for the series Introduction to Asian Civilizations and the jointly authored volume Tibet History Society and Culture Relevant links http www columbia edu gwt2102 Christopher Washburne Professor CSER and Music Email cjw5 columbia edu Office 619A Dodge Hall Christopher Washburne is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance program at Columbia University He has published numerous articles on jazz Latin jazz and salsa topics and his book Sounding Salsa was published in 2008 by Temple University Press He is leader of the highly acclaimed jazz groups SYOTOS and NYDNK In addition to these bands he has performed and recorded with Tito Puente Eddie Palmieri Celia Cruz Ray Barretto Mark Anthony Justin Timberlake Celine Dion Gloria Estefan and the Duke Ellington Orchestra Chris Washburne has been called the best trombonist in salsa by Peter Watrous of the New York Times He is leader of the highly acclaimed Latin jazz group SYOTOS the busiest and most in demand Latin jazz band in New York His newest release Paradise In Trouble Jazzheads Records has received rave reviews In addition to SYOTOS he has performed and recorded with Tito Puente Eddie Palmieri Celia Cruz Ray Barretto Mark Anthony Justin Timberlake Celine Dion Gloria Estefan and the Duke Ellington Orchestra He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music and Director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance program at Columbia University He has published numerous articles on Latin jazz and salsa topics BACK TO TOP Fellows Warren McKinney CSER Colloquium Preceptor Email wtm2104 columbia edu Warren McKinney is a PhD candidate and Paul F Lazarfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University His research and teaching center on matters of race and ethnicity with a particular focus on political economy in West Africa and the United States His work examines how categories of racial national and ethnic identity become both the object of state manipulation and vehicles for social action Warren s dissertation project Incorporating Diaspora Blurring Distinctions of Race and Nationality through Heritage Tourism in Ghana examines an ongoing effort of the Ghanaian state to mobilize the resources and skills of communities of African descent abroad towards its own economic development The project demonstrates the creative reconstitution of ethnic racial and national identity categories through a tourism industry that politicizes African heritage by commemorating the Atlantic slave trade and allows the state to position itself as the singular homeland of the African diaspora The investigation relies on the analysis of tourism guide materials and travel narratives state tourism administration policies and ethnographic observations collected at the one time slave castles that were developed into UNESCO World Heritage Sites AREAS OF INTEREST Race Ethnicity Decolonization and State Formation in Africa Economic Development in Africa African Political Economy International Migration Tourism AREAS OF SPECIALTY Race Ethnicity Cultural Sociology Political Sociology BACK TO TOP Adjunct PROFESSORS Sayantani DasGupta MD MPH Office Hours By Appointment Email sd2030 columbia edu Website swww sayantanidasgupta com Originally trained in pediatrics and public health Sayantani DasGupta is writer and scholar of health humanities She is faculty in the M S Program in Narrative Medicine the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race She is the co author of The Demon Slayers and Other Stories Bengali Folktales Interlink 1995 the author of a memoir Her Own Medicine A Woman s Journey from Student to Doctor Ballantine 1999 and the co editor of two collections Stories of Illness and Healing Women Write their Bodies Kent State 2007 and Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India Outsourcing Life Lexington 2014 Her scholarly and creative work is anthologized and published widely in such venues as Salon com The Feminist Wire Academic Medicine JAMA The Hastings Center Report Sociological Images and the Lancet She lectures widely on issues of race gender medical training health and social justice Eric Gamalinda Office Hours Thursdays 8 00 9 00 PM By Appointment 420 Hamilton Email meg2109 columbia edu Eric Gamalinda has received several awards for his writing and video work including the Cultural Center of the Philippines Independent Film and Video Awards 2004 the Asian American Literary Award for Zero Gravity poems 2000 the New York Foundation for the Arts fiction 1998 and the Philippine Centennial Literary Prize for My Sad Republic novel 1998 Among his recent publications are Amigo Warfare poems Cherry Grove Collections 2007 as well as poems anthologized in Language for a New Century W W Norton and Structure Surprise Teachers Writers Collaborative stories in Charlie Chan is Dead 2 At Home in the World Penguin The Thirdest World factory school and Bold Words A Century of Asian American Writing Rutgers University Press and essays in Vestiges of War The Philippine American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream New York University Press and Pinoy Poetics Meritage Press He was Publications Director of the Asian American Writers Workshop until 1997 where he co edited the anthology Flippin Filipinos on America Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Hawaii in Manoa in 1999 and Visiting Scholar at New York University s Asia Pacific American Studies Program in 2002 2003 He has been artist in residence at Civitella Ranieri Italy Association d Art de La Napoule France Chateau de Lavigny Residence pour Ecrivains Switzerland Fundacion Valparaiso Spain The Rockefeller Foundation in Bellagio Italy Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers Scotland The Corporation of Yaddo The MacDowell Colony The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ledig House International Writers Colony US Shinhee Han Email sh2716 columbia edu Shinhee Han Ph D is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City Her clinical specializations include Asian and Asian American mental health transnational adoptees LGBT population and college students with learning and study skills problems identity depression and anxiety Previously Dr Han worked on the staff of counseling services at the University of Chicago Northwestern University Barnard College and Columbia University She has taught clinical psychology and social work courses at Teachers College at Columbia University New York University and Pace University She has published in psychoanalytic journals and books on Asian American mental health transnational adoption and Asian American gay men Nathalie Handal Email natalyahandal gmail com Website www nathaliehandal com Nathalie Handal is an award winning poet playwright and editor She has lived in Europe the United States the Caribbean Latin America and the Arab world She teaches and lectures nationally and internationally most recently in Africa at Columbia University and as Picador Guest Professor Leipzig University Germany Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines and she has been featured on PBS The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer NPR as well as The New York Times The San Francisco Chronicle Reuters Mail Guardian The Jordan Times and Il Piccolo Her most recent books include the landmark anthology Language for a New Century Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East Asia Beyond W W Norton and Love and Strange Horses University of Pittsburgh Press an Honorable Mention at the San Francisco Book Festival and the New England Book Festival The New York Times says it is a book that trembles with belonging and longing Her work has been translated into more than 15 languages and some of her awards include Lannan Foundation Fellowship La Orden Alejo Zuloaga Alejo Zuloaga Order in Literature 2011 Honored Finalist for the Gift of Freedom Award Recipient of the AE Ventures Fellowship Shortlisted for The Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Winner of the Menada Literary Award and Winner of the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles National Book Award Handal writes the blog column The City and The Writer for Words without Borders magazine 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011 Ed Morales Office 421 Hamilton Office Hours Tuesdays 6 00PM email for appointment Email edmorales edmorales net Ed Morales is a Bronx native who has worked as a print journalist for 23 years writing for publications like The Nation The New York Times The Los Angeles Times and the Progressive Media Project among many others He is a former Village Voice staff writer and Newsday columnist Morales is also the author of two books Living in Spanglish St Martin s Press and The Latin Beat Da Capo Press He was a touring member of Nuyorican Poets Cafà Live in the 1990s and a Revson Fellow at Columbia University in 2006 7 With Newsday reporter Laura Rivera he is co director and co producer of Whose Barrio a documentary about the gentrification of East Harlem The film was inspired by Spanish Harlem on His Mind an essay published in 2003 in The New York Times and in the anthology New York Stories The Best of the City Section of the New York Times edited by Constance Rosenblum NYU Press Elizabeth OuYang Office 421 Hamilton Office Hours Thursdays 12 00 2 00PM email for appointment Email lizouyang aol com Elizabeth R OuYang Esq has been a civil rights attorney for twenty years Her areas of expertise include voting rights immigration race and disability discrimination in employment housing and public accommodations police brutality and hate crimes Post 9 11 Ms OuYang served as a consultant to the New York Immigration Coalition in collaboration with the City of New York Bar Association to conduct pro bono advice clinics throughout New York City to the Arab Muslim and South Asian communities affected by post 9 11 government policies In 2000 Ms OuYang was appointed by President Clinton to serve as a special assistant to the U S Commission on Civil Rights She worked as a staff attorney for eight years with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and for three years with the Disability Law Center in Boston MA She is a mentor with the Brooklyn Legal Outreach Program which serves underpriviledged high school students an advisory council member to the Chinatown Youth Initiatives and a board member of the Organization of Chinese Americans New York Chapter Daniel Press Office 421 Hamilton Office Hours Dan is a partner in the Washington D C law firm of Van Ness Feldman where he heads the firm s Native American practice group After graduating from Columbia College 64C and the Yale Law School 68 he spent four years working as a legal services attorney on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona assisting individual Navajo tribal members on a range of legal issues including employment rights addressing consumer fraud by local car dealers and students rights Since 1972 he has practiced Indian law in Washington D C representing Indian tribes and Indian organizations before Congress and federal agencies assisting the tribes to develop their legal and governmental infrastructure and promoting economic development on reservations He helped to create the Tribal Employment Rights Office TERO program under which tribes use their sovereign authority to regulate commerce on their reservations in order to promote the employment of their members the Native American Bank the first multi tribally owned bank that provides loans for reservation business development and a number of intertribal businesses and economic development organizations He has assisted his tribal clients obtain enactment of legislation that benefitted tribes in such areas as land claims health energy development and agriculture In addition to teaching courses on tribal government for CSER he funds an annual Indigenous Speakers Forum that brings leading Native Americans in government the arts and academia to Columbia Stuart Rockefeller Email sr2772 columbia edu Office 421 Hamilton Office Hours Tuesdays 1 00 2 30 PM email for appointment 420 Hamilton Hall Stuart Rockefeller is an anthropologist his research involves Bolivians both in Bolivia and Argentina His first book to be published in the Spring of 2010 is about the local and transnational spatial practices of the people of the indigenous highland community of Quirpini

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  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University - Calendar
    York City map Tues October 1 2013 5pm Latino Speaker Series Lecture Title Educating the New Majority Latinos Education and the Transformation of American Society Pedro Noguera Peter L Agnew Professor of Education New York University Location 420 Hamilton Hall map Exhibit open until May 15 2013 9am 4pm Gallery at the Center Dulce Pinzón Superheroes Location 420 Hamilton map May 6th MON 2013 6pm 8pm Dominicanation A Thesis Documentary Dominicanation directed by Sherrill Marie Henriquez Location 420 Hamilton map May 21 TUE 2013 1pm CSER Graduation 2013 Location 420 Hamilton Hall map 20 31 May 2013 Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations Pre registration is now open for the 12th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues For more information the agenda and documents of the session click UN website Columbia University students and faculty interested to attend may contact Professor Elsa Stamatopoulou by 30 April 2013 Location UN Headquarters New York map June 3 14 2013 Indigenous Studies Summer Program On Indigenous People s Rights and Policy June 3 14 2013 April 19th FRI 2013 9am 5pm CSER Undergraduate Symposium Expectations of race and ethnicity unite CSER student projects as they explore how abstractions like race ethnicity and belonging are experienced made real and met as well as challenged and adjusted in specific contexts places and times Location 420 Hamilton map April 12th 13th FRI SAT 2013 4pm Feminist Constellations Intercultural Paradigms in the Americas Ochy Curiel Dominican Republic Dana Ain Davis U S Millaray Painemal Chile Julieta Paredes Bolivia Manuela Picq Ecuador Margareth Rago Brazil Matilde Ribeiro Brazil Guiomar Rovira Mexico Liliana Suarez navaz Spain Irma Alicia Velasquez Nimatuj Guatemala Gina Athena Ulysse Haiti Location Auditorium King Juan Carlos Center 53 Washington Square South NYU map April 9th TUES 2013 4pm Indigenous Forum Series Ed Archie NoiseCat NoiseCat Studios Location 420 Hamilton map April 6th FRI 2013 6 8pm The Latino Education Gap Guest speakers includes Jackie Vimos from the New York Immigration Coalition Carlos Blanco CC 12 and current TFA teacher Dr Carlos Vargas Ramos a professor at Columbia University and Hunter College Natalie Cortez TC 12 and counselor at the Double Discovery Center at Columbia Moderator Diana Puñales Morejon PhD MS NYS Licensed Psychologist BC 84 You can RSVP on the Facebook event at https www facebook com events 167169610106681 Location Satow Room Alfred Lerner Hall map March 28th THURS 2013 5 8pm Dulce Pinzón The Real Story of Superheroes Book presentation and signing Location 420 Hamilton map 1130 Amsterdam map March 14 THURS 2013 6 8pm The Paul F Lazarsfeld lecture series The Oral History MA Program and CSER present with support from the Paul F Lazarsfeld lecture series Uncovering Hidden Histories The Making of Antonia Pantoja Presente A Workshop with Lilian Jiménez Location 509 Knox Hall map March 12th TUES 2013 4pm Indigenous Forum Series Mark Rifkin Associate Professor University of North Carolina Location 420 Hamilton map 27 February 1 March 2013 6 15pm International Expert Seminar on Access to Justice for Indigenous Peoples Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes Contributing to the work of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples February 27th WEDS 2013 4pm Economies of Jurisdiction in the Colonial Present Alyosha Goldstein Associate Professor University of New Mexico Location 420 Hamilton map February 26th TUES 2013 4 6pm Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race OPEN HOUSE Hear from current CSER Seniors Meet CSER Faculty Get a free pass to any CSER class Snacks will be served Location 420 Hamilton Hall map February 20th WEDS 2013 6 15pm Artist at the Center David Henry Hwang Award winning playwright M Butterfly Golden Child Kung Fu Co sponsored with Heyman Center for the Humanities Location Rennert Auditorium the Kraft Center Columbia University map February 13th WEDS 2013 5pm Latino Speakers Series Pedro Noguera Peter L Agnew Professor of Education New York University Location 420 Hamilton map February 12 TUES 2013 1 30pm China s Middle East Pivot Dru Gladney Professor of Anthropology Pomona College Location IAB Room 918 map February 12th TUES 2013 4pm Indigenous Forum Series Hilary Tompkins US Department of the Interior Location 420 Hamilton map February 12 TUES 2013 6 15pm Justin Torres Justin Torres author of We the Animals Location Davis Auditorium the Schapiro Center Columbia University map February 11 MON 2013 4pm Opposing Death Squad Democracy Founder of Diversity Movement in Resistance Jose Pepe Palacios Location 420 Hamilton Hall map December 6th THUR 2012 5 30pm 9pm CSER Holiday Celebration Location 301 Philosophy Hall Graduate Lounge map November 14th WEDS 2012 5pm 7pm Latino Speakers Series Linda Martin Alcoff Professor of Philosophy Hunter College Location 420 Hamilton map November 8th THUR 2012 5pm CSER Gallery Inauguration Dulce Pinzón Superheroes Professor of Philosophy Hunter College Location 420 Hamilton map October 25th THUR 2012 6pm Jack Agüeros The Agüeros Archives Preserving New York s Latino Heritage Columbia University s Aquisition of the Papers of Pioneering New York Community Activist and Writer Jack Agüeros This event will mark the launch of the Latino Arts and Activism Archive a joint initiative of CSER and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library Location Butler Library Room 523 535 West 114th Street New York October 24th WED 2012 5pm 7pm CSER Symposium Race and the US Presidential Elections Featuring Professors Cornel West Seth Stephens Davidowitz and Maria Hinojosa Location Earl Hall Center Auditorium 2980 Broadway New York NY 10027 map September 19th WED 2012 5pm 7pm Latino Speakers Series CSER presents the first multi year Latino Speaker Series at Columbia University Lecture Title Latino Political Diversity in 2012 Ideological Heterogeneity Among Voters and Candidates Cristina Beltrán Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis Director of Latino Studies New York University Location 420 Hamilton map April 27 FRI 2012 12 30pm 6 00pm CSER Undergraduate Research Symposium 2012 Examining Ethnicity and Race throughout History Abstracts due March 20th 2012 The annual Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race CSER Undergraduate Research Symposium looks to bring together students from across the social sciences and humanities to present undergraduate theses or research in progress on issues related to the critical study of ethnicity and race This year the theme of the symposium looks to address how notions of ethnicity and race are destabilized normalized or called into question by studying them across historical contexts The symposium welcomes papers centering upon any historical period event or comparison of various texts or methodological approaches Location Casa Hispanica Columbia University map May 14 TUE 2012 CSER Graduation 2012 Location 420 Hamilton Hall map April 11 WED 2012 4 00pm 6 00pm Indigenous Forum Series Lecture Title Proactive Indigenous Synergy Through Art Bunky Echo Hawk proACTIVE ARTist Location 420 Hamilton Hall map March 29 THU 2012 6 00pm Migration Race and Ethnicity Lecture Series Sports and Ethnicity Jewish Palestinian Soccer Teams in Argentina and Chile Chile Raanan Rein Tel Aviv University Location Columbia University Diana Oval Broadway at 117th St NYC CSER joins the Forum on Migration this semester to present the lecture series Migration Race and Ethnicity The series not only incorporates the interests of both centers but also their interdisciplinarity in this case history ethnography sociology musicology and political science and their global scope For detailed information on all lectures of this series download PDF here March 27 TUE 2012 6 30pm 8 00pm MÁKINA TOTAL CITY OMNI ZonaFranca members Amaury Pacheco Eligio Pérez and David Escalona Introduction by Zoya Kocur Middlesex University OMNI will present their new performance MÁKINA TOTAL CITY with poetry music and dance After the performance there will be an audience discussion with the artists Event presented by CSER and ILAS Location 420 Hamilton Hall map March 26 MON 2012 5 40pm 7 00pm The Obliteration of Blackness in Ancient Greek Philosophy and the Metaphysics of Race Professor David Clinton Wills will give a talk that stemmed from his initial question as to why two Egyptian priests are unnamed in Plato s Timaeus the relationship of this to the historiosophy of Africa and the canonization of the body in literature Location 420 Hamilton Hall map March 22 THU 2012 6 30pm Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Colombia and the Americas A forum featuring Rudy Amanda Hurtado Garcés Founder of Palen k e Universitario Afro Colombian Student Organization and anthropologist activist at the Universidad del Cauca Colombia Presented by the Workshop on Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity a program of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race The Graduate History Association Students of Color Chair and AfroColombiaNY Location 420 Hamilton Hall map February 15 WEDS 2012 4 00pm 6 00pm Indigenous Forum Series Lecture Title Native Modernity and the Crisis of Culture Scott Richard Lyons Associate Professor Dept of English Language and Literature University of Michigan Location 420 Hamilton Hall map February 15 WEDS 2012 A Graduate Student Colloquium Indigenous Spaces Pushing the Boundaries of History Bodies Geographies and Politics Presented by The Collaborations on Indigenous Studies Project CISP Location 420 Hamilton Hall map CALL FOR PAPERS We invite graduate students to submit proposals for a graduate student colloquium on the theme of Indigenous Spaces Pushing the Boundaries of History Bodies Geographies and Politics to take place at Columbia University in the City of New York on February 15 2012 Contributors are encouraged to think about indigenous spaces that connect indigenous communities bodies understood in a broad sense histories geographies and academia For more information download PDF here December 9 14 2011 more information TBA International Conference on Tibetan Language The Third International Conference on Tibetan Language will be held at Columbia University in New York City from December 9 14 2011 It will bring together some 70 scholars from China India and the West to discuss issues relating to Tibetan language its study teaching and development This conference is jointly organized by the Trace Foundation the Shang Shung Institute the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University and the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center The conference which consists of 11 panels will reflect on the current state of the language and its future development The invited speakers will address grammatical features of the Tibetan language recent dictionary projects editing conventions teaching first language speakers teaching Tibetan as a second language especially at college level technology etc The conference seeks to provide a platform for scholars from around the world to assess these and other issues and to help develop Tibetan language tools in the future Due to limited seating participation requires registration at no cost registration languageconference org Full details on the conference panels can be found at www languageconference org December 2 FRI 2011 10 00am 6 00pm Transcolonial Fanon Trajectories of a Revolutionary Politics The Institute of African Studies IAS the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race CSER and the Maison Française at Columbia University will sponsor the Interdisciplinary Conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Frantz Fanon Location Maison Francaise Columbia University Buell Hall 2nd Floor Broadway Boulevard at West 116th Street New York NY map December 8 THUR 2011 5 30pm 9 00pm Holiday Party CSER Forum on Migration IAS ICLS ILAS Location 301 Philosophy Hall map November 2 WEDS 2011 4 00pm 6 00pm Indigenous Forum Series Lecture Title The Next Great Battle American Indian Self Determination During the Era of Cutbacks Mark Trahant The Cedars Group Location 420 Hamilton Hall map FEATURED October 21 FRI 2011 Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor visits CSER by Kaveh Landsverk For many it seemed like a dream come true Last October 21 Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race for a conversation with CSER students and the general public In a small group session with 30 CSER and Columbia Law students Justice Sotomayor took questions on subjects ranging from the biographical to specific contemporary social movements Consistently emphasizing the importance of engagement Justice Sotomayor noted that while her passions took her to law school the juridical realm is far from the only site in which young activists can work for change After over an hour of dialogue between Justice Sotomayor and the students the venue shifted to accommodate a larger audience Responding to questions posed by CSER director Frances Negrón Muntaner and Suzanne Goldberg director of the Center for Gender Sexuality Law Justice Sotomayor spoke about her decision to become a judge her judging philosophy and what she hopes her legacy will be I hope to be remembered as a people s judge Justice Sotomayor said to a nearly 400 capacity crowd at Columbia s Law School Someone who made the process more accessible to people Justice Sotomayor who is the first Hispanic justice in the court s history and only its third woman also spoke at length about the role of social difference in the practice of judging I don t think that it is just about having different kinds of people You need to have people who think differently too Remember that the nine judges who overturned Brown v Board of Education were all white men From recounting her adolescent passion for Nancy Drew novels to imagining her desired legacy Justice Sotomayor provided the eager audience a glimpse into the formative moments at the heart of her juridical practice It was an event that will not soon be forgotten by the many CSER students in attendance When I first discovered that Justice Sotomayor was coming to campus I knew that I had to hear her speak recalls CSER student Amanda Matos And I am glad that I was able to Listening to her talk I gained immeasurable insight October 19 WED 2011 Salsa legend Ruben Blades visits CSER Mr Blades participated in a class discussion on Latin music with Professors Ed Morales and Christopher Washburne He discussed his multifaced career as a musician songwriter singer and political figure October 12 14 2011 Hispanic New York Film and Video Festival Sixth Edition Oct 12 6pm Opening night at Instituto Cervantes screening of Subterraneos followed by live performance by Fuerza Norteña Location Instituto Cervantes 211 East 49th Street NY 10017 New York map Oct 13 6pm Screenings at Casa Hispanica Columbia University Dirt and Los que se Quedan Those Who Remain Location Casa Hispanica Columbia University 612 West 116th Street Room 201 New York NY map Oct 19 6pm Screening at Instituto Cervantes of Recordando al Mamoncillo Location Instituto Cervantes 211 East 49th Street NY 10017 New York map October 6 THU 2011 1 00pm 6 00pm CSER Faculty Symposium Theory and Practice of Social Movements This coming October we will begin a second series the Annual CSER Symposium The Symposium will create a space for discussion on a topic of interest to CSER faculty Location Faculty House Columbia University Garden Room One 64 Morningside Drive New York NY map September 22 THUR 2011 6 00 8 00pm Please join us in welcoming Nora Gamez Living in transition the politics of popular music in contemporary Cuba Ms Gamez has a MSc degree in Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK Presented by CSER Center for Ethnomusicology and the Department of Latin American Cultures Location Casa Hispanica Columbia University 612 West 116th Street Room 201 New York NY map September 28 WEDS 2011 4 00pm 6 00pm CSER Open House Location 420 Hamilton Hall map May 16 MON 2011 12 00pm CSER Graduation Class of 2011 Location 420 Hamilton Hall map April 14 THU 2011 7 00pm 9 00pm CARE presents Down Delirious in Mexico City The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty First Century a New Book by Daniel Hernandez Location 420 Hamilton Hall map April 15 FRI 2011 10 00am 4 00pm The 6th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Ethinicity and Race EXPOSURE Contemporary Articulations of Race in New York City and Beyond The daylong conference will feature a keynote address by Dr Marc Lamont Hill author of Beats Rhymes and Classroom Life Through panel presentations an informal luncheon and in depth discussions the conference will provide a forum for students in various disciplinary fields to engage each other s work and deepen the discussion of Race and Ethnic studies within the university and beyond Location Casa Hispanica 116th St between Broadway and Riverside map April 19 TUE 2011 12 00pm 2 00pm Refugee Memories and Asian American Critique The Department of English and Comparative Literature together with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity cordially invite you to participate in a talk by Viet T Nguyen Associate Professor Departments of English and American Studies and Ethnicity University of Southern California Location 602 Lewisohn Hall map April 20 WED 2011 4 00pm 6 30pm A Radiant Curve Poetry and Stories Luci Tapahonso Professor of American Indian Studies and English University of Arizona Location Jerome Greene Annex The School of Law Columbia University 410 West 117th Street New York NY map April 26 TUE 2011 1 00pm 5 00pm Roundtable Discussion Unsettled Past and Present of Caribbean Revolutions CSER ILAS and the Columbia University Caribbean Working Group Cordially invites you to attend the round table discussion Save the date Location 1512 International Affairs Building Columbia University 420 West 118th Street 15th Floor map April 12 TUE 2011 12 00pm 2 00pm The Literary Case of Wen Ho Lee The Department of English and Comparative Literature together with the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity cordially invite you to participate in a talk by Colleen Lye Associate Professor of English University of California Location 602 Lewisohn Hall map March 31 THU 2011 4 15pm 5 45pm Law History Workshop 2010 11 Belonging Citizenship Membership Status Lucy Salyer from the University of New Hampshire will speak on Crossing Borders the Fenians and the Crisis over Citizenship Location Case Lounge Room 701 Jerome Greene Hall Columbia Law School map March 22 TUE 2011 5 00pm 7 30pm On the Idea of Reconciliation in Contemporary Indigenous Politics Dale Turner Associate

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  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University - Academics
    seminar aims to rigorously train students in theories and practices of knowledge production and to prepare students for embarking on self directed thesis research Students will learn how to formulate and ask research questions and ascertain the most suited bodies of theories and methodologies pertinent to their work This seminar will also ask students to think reflexively and critically about the methodologies and theories that they employ The course will culminate in a semester project a 12 to 15 page proposal for research that would include a question basic background preliminary directions and a research plan Students will be encouraged to think of this proposal as part of designing a senior project One of the following CSER W1010 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies 4 points CSER W1040 Critical Approaches to the Study of Ethnicity and Race This seminar aims to rigorously train students in theories and practices of knowledge production and to prepare students forembarking on self directed thesis research Students will learn how to formulate and ask research questions and ascertain the most suited bodies of theories and methodologies pertinent to their work This seminar will also ask students to think reflexively and critically about the methodologies and theories that they employ The course will culminate in a semester project a 12 to 15 page proposal for research that would include a question basic background preliminary directions and a research plan Students will be encouraged to think of this proposal as part of designing a senior project CSER W3990 Senior Project Seminar 4 Points must have taken Modes of Inquiry first The final requirement for the major is completion of a Senior Essay to be written in the spring of the senior year The final requirement for the major is completion of a Senior Essay to be written in the spring of the senior year Students may fulfill this requirement in one of two ways One by matriculating in the Senior Thesis course and writing it under the supervision of the course faculty Two by taking an additional 4 point seminar where a major paper is required and further develop the paper into a thesis length work minimum of 30 pages under the supervision of a CSER faculty member All CSER seniors are expected to present their paper at annual undergraduate symposium in April Specialization Students must complete at least four courses in consultation with their major advisor in one of the following tracks areas of specialization  Asian American studies  Comparative Ethnic Studies  Latino a Studies  Native American Indigenous Studies  Individualized courses of study Language Courses One of the following is highly recommended although not required for the major  One course beyond the intermediate level in language pertinent to the student s focus  An introductory course in a language other than that used to fulfill the degree requirements but that is pertinent to the student s focus  A linguistics or other course that critically engages language  An Outside language and

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  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University - Projects
    and creating knowledge communities through media Students can also develop different types of projects including curatorial video and web For more information click here Transnational Asian American Speaker Series The Transnational Asian American Speaker Series consists of events and public lectures that focus on Transnational Asian and Asian Diaspora Studies Led by Professor Mae Ngai themes will range from textual migrations to critical theories of transnational community formations the relationship between globalization and national literatures and or visual culture Indigenous Studies Summer Program for Indigenous Peoples Rights and Policy The Indigenous Studies Summer Program is an intensive two week summer immersion program on Indigenous peoples rights and policy CSER hosted 27 participants from 15 different countries who traveled to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in upstate New York and visited the United Nations For more information click here Projects Faculty Projects Caribbean Faculty Working Group A joint venture between Columbia University Barnard College and New York University s Caribbeanist faculty the Caribbean Faculty Working Group arose through conversations among faculty members from different disciplines with a shared scholarly interest in the Caribbean region and its diaspora The Working Group is interested in contributing to a comparative and interdisciplinary method of pursuing Caribbean Studies which includes the study of Central American and Latin American Caribbean coastal regions as well as northern Brazil It also hopes to offer an interface between a more traditionally conceived Caribbean Studies and adjacent projects such as Atlantic Studies pan Africanism Latino Studies and various diaspora studies The Working Group will launch a Caribbean Studies public speaker series in the Fall Native American Indigenous Studies Project Launched in 2010 the Native American Indigenous Studies Project s goals are to increase capacity building for Native American Indigenous Studies at Columbia in the areas of teaching research and public programming Current projects in development include a speaker series featuring scholars political figures and artists a guest speaker series on topics for Native American courses and the creation of a research and teaching fund for Native Americanist Indigenous Studies faculty Small City Big Change The first completed project is Small City Big Change a video and policy brief released in collaboration with Hispanics in Philanthropy today The video shows how the Latino leadership of Chelsea Massachusetts s smallest city proved to be decisive in the historical passing of the state s Transgender Equal Rights Bill in 2012 see Media and Idea Lab for more information Student Projects Americas South Seminar The Americas South Seminar is a graduate student workshop that fosters critical interdisciplinary reflection on the Americas through perspectives from the south of the continent We seek to understand how residual forms of the political are resignified and mobilized in the face of new dynamics of capital accumulation These dynamics demand and produce forms of power that reach beyond the public sphere and traditional forms of sovereignty while redefining these very concepts in the process The workshop also aims to problematize the continuities and discontinuities produced by the interplay between

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  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University - Resources
    joint programs with CSER core faculty Columbia faculty members in all disciplines who have a research and teaching interest in the study of ethnicity and race are invited to request affiliate status The process to become an affiliate faculty member of CSER can be initiated by CSER s director or by an interested candidate A candidate may petition affiliate status by sending the following materials an email detailing research and teaching interest in becoming a CSER affiliate current curriculum vitae a syllabus of a proposed class if applicable Affiliate status lasts three years The status may be extended through an invitation by CSER s director or by requesting an extension Affiliate faculty are generally not compensated by CSER An affiliate faculty member has voting privileges at regular CSER meetings if elected to the Executive Committee BACK TO TOP Adjunct Teaching at CSER On average CSER s faculty includes seven adjunct professors per academic year As CSER receives a growing number of requests to teach we have devised a simple of way to submit a teaching proposal To begin the process please send us the following information a one page email communication detailing the proposed course a syllabus a curriculum vitae and at least two references on scholarship teaching Once received CSER s director and executive committee will evaluate all proposals Note that requests that arrive before the beginning of the Fall semester are more likely to be supported as CSER generally makes most of its commitments before that point BACK TO TOP Student Life Enrichment Grant At CSER we welcome and look forward to collaborating with students and student groups in a wide range of activities including cultural events student of color professional activities academic projects and artistic ventures To begin the process please send us the following information a one page email communication detailing the nature of the request the amount requested and the proposed role CSER would have in the event and a total budget of event or activity noting other supporters and amounts Once received CSER s Assistant Director will evaluate all proposals Note that the earlier in the year or semester that requests are received the better position CSER may be in to support your endeavor The maximum amount awarded by this grant will be 250 BACK TO TOP Visiting Scholars at CSER CSER welcomes applications from visiting scholars Generally CSER defines visiting scholars as those with a faculty appointment at their home institution or equivalent professional status CSER may also extend the title of visiting scholar to graduate students members of research institutions officials and former officials of governmental or nongovernmental organizations such as the United Nations and their affiliates and practicing professionals and creative artists Individuals may be named visiting scholars for up to one year Under exceptional circumstances the designation may be renewed for one additional year All prospective scholars are requested to supply the following information to evaluate their application completed application form current curriculum vitae current driver s license or passport

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  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University - Media and Idea Lab
    components include student and faculty projects public programming and new courses Among the courses that CSER is currently developing are Race and Visual Culture Politics and Practice of Digital Media and Video as Inquiry which will be taught for the first time in the spring of 2014 Faculty Projects The first completed project is Small City Big Change a video and policy brief released in collaboration with Hispanics in Philanthropy today The video shows how the Latino leadership of Chelsea Massachusetts s smallest city proved to be decisive in the historical passing of the state s Transgender Equal Rights Bill in 2012 Read more Student Projects AlterNative Education AlterNative Education is the subject of a CSER video in progress documenting their work as they examine reservation drop out rates in the classroom develop alternative curricula to increase retention and create education opportunities in three New Mexico reservations Read more Media Working Group The Media Working Group is composed of eleven graduate students whose academic research may be portrayed using film sound an or performance among other media Read more What is Justice Film Series The What is Justice project is a two semester long film series that will explore issues

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  • Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Columbia University - ISSP 2016
    program runs from May 31 June 11 2016 The program provides an overview and analysis of the major questions in indigenous affairs today as they have emerged globally in the last decades culminating with the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples The course will analyze the interaction between the Indigenous movement one of the strongest social movements of our times and the intergovernmental system over the past 50 years paying close attention to its questioning of and impact on international norms institutions and major global debates The program will use an interdisciplinary approach and discussion will be presented under the lens of human rights studies international law political science Indigenous studies ethnic studies development studies sociology and anthropology The course incorporates lectures and workshops on the most recent and innovative academic and other research and policy debates on indigenous peoples issues It is complemented by visits to the United Nations and a Native American Nation lectures and discussions with United Nations officials officials of a Native American Nation and representatives of Indigenous organizations CLICK HERE FOR THE 2016 APPLICATION For more information about ISSP please contact issp columbia edu MASTER S PROGRAMS THAT MAY BE

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