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Critical Ethnic Studies

Orion 58.5 x 71 inches Acrylic on canvas, inkjet transfer, assorted fabrics, 2011
DePaul University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to offer the first graduate program in Critical Ethnic Studies - a new and exciting field that utilizes Chicago as a living classroom. 

The Master of Arts in Critical Ethnic Studies prepares students for advanced analysis of race and ethnicity in an urban and global context. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to the studies of systematic marginalization of racialized minorities. It also looks at how racialized groups respond to and counter these forces through art, culture, political organization and other forms of social citizenship. 

This program uses an interdisciplinary social justice perspective to critique global and local configurations of power. We emphasize social justice and transformation while focusing on U.S. ethno-racial populations through an intersectional, transnational, and urban framework. Students apply critical theories to complex social and cultural issues. The program consists of a combination of core courses and electives from across the university. The Critical Ethnic Studies final project may be comparative or focus on a single ethnic or racialized group through the use of intersectional methodologies.

Check out our offerings and if you have any questions, please contact  Laura Kina​​​​​​

Image courtesy of Laura KinaOrion, acrylic on canvas, inkjet transfer, assorted fabrics, 58.5 x 71 inches (2011)
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