Annual Theme

The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity builds its programming around one central theme that is broadly defined.

For academic year 2019-2020, programming will focus on Decolonization.

More than a push for political sovereignty, decolonization implies a deep, complex, and multi-faceted process by which the discourses, knowledges, and worldviews at the core of imperialism(s) and its mechanisms of oppression are challenged and dismantled. In this regard, decolonization within higher education necessitates work across disciplines and at various institutional levels (curriculum, research, pedagogy) in order to identify and undo colonial hierarchies of personhood based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other markers historically reproduced in the realms of higher education. Decolonization, furthermore, situates collective justice and equity as the goal of education instead of personal advancement. Toward these ends, the CCSRE will offer a host of programming and resources providing insights on how to begin and carry out this long-term endeavor. Please see our Events page for more information. 

For academic year 2018-2019, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and Hybridity.

For academic year 2017-2018, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and The Arts.

For academic year 2016-2017, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and Social Movements.

For academic year 2015-2016, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and Intersectionality.

For academic year 2014-2015, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and Representation.

For academic year 2013-2014, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and Institutions.

For academic year 2012-2013, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and Migrations.

For academic year 2011-2012, programming will focus on Race, Ethnicity and Education.

For academic year 2010-2011, programming focused on Race, Ethnicity and the Environment.

For academic year 2009-2010, programming focused on Citizenship.

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Contact Us:

Daniel F. Silva, Interim Director
Email: dfsilva@middlebury.edu
Fax: 802.443.3296
452 College St
Carr Hall, Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753