ethnic studies

  • Kiflemariam studies and advocates for voting rights

    Oct 21, 2014

    Ariam Kiflemariam has found outlets for her interest in voting rights through internships, class projects, and a prestigious summer research opportunity at Duke University.

  • Kiflemariam named Ralph Bunche Summer Scholar

    Aug 26, 2014

    Ariam Kiflemariam, who is double-majoring in politics and ethnic studies, is one of 12 students who participated in the prestigious Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University this summer.

  • Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict

    Oct 24, 2013

    David Zarembka will be presenting Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict at Zamora’s Market Friday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. He has 49 years of involvement in the Great Lakes region as he first worked in the area in 1964 when he taught Rwandan refugees in now Tanzania. Since 1998, he has been the coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams, a Quaker organization that promotes peacemaking activities with local groups in the region.

  • Harris begins education reform career with TFA

    May 16, 2013

    Ariel Harris ’13 hopes to one day found a school for inner city girls. First step: a two-year stint with Teach For America in Houston.

  • “You Mean There’s Race in My Movies? A Critical Analysis of Race in Mainstream Movies”

    Nov 2, 2011

    Fredrick Gooding Jr., founder of The Minority Reporter website, asserts that mainstream movies can have a strong cultural impact, particularly regarding the perpetuation of racial imagery and how Americans relate around notions of race.

  • Solak finds multiple creative writing and volunteer outlets

    Aug 10, 2011

    English and Ethnic Studies major Claire Solak explains why she’s so glad she chose Cornell.

  • Watt combines anthropology adventures with music outreach

    Aug 10, 2011

    The flexibility of OCAAT gave student Ian Watt the chance to found OCTAVE Living and Learning Community, which gives free music lessons to children in need, while still excelling academically.

  • “Asian-ness” in Iowa: A Conversation about Identity

    May 8, 2011

    A facilitated discussion on the issue of identity (dismantling stereotypes and myths, assimilation, straddling both fences, etc.).

  • AbUSed: The Postville Raid

    Feb 2, 2011

    On Feb 9th, director of “The Silence of Neto,” Luis Argueta, will show and discuss his documentary film “abUSed – The Postville Raid” which tells the story of the most aggressive and largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the United States.

  • See-yin So explores forensic pathology through research internships

    Dec 12, 2009

    Eager to explore her interest in forensic pathology, See-yin So found the perfect outlet:  a summer internship in New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner sponsored by the Dimensions program. She earned a Cornell Fellowship the following summer to conduct biotech research in Baltimore, and she hopes to enter medical school after graduating […]

  • Anthropology students explore diverse island cultures in West Indies

    Sep 23, 2009

    In West Indian People and Culture, students spend three weeks immersed in the cultures of Trinidad and Barbados, two very distinct island nations. Special attention is given to Carnival — steel drums, calypsos, and masquerade — and also to folklore, pluralism and religion.

  • Atchison travels the globe working on poverty issues

    Apr 10, 2009

    Brittany Atchison knows she will dedicate her life to addressing issues of social justice and inequality, and she already boasts a two-page resume documenting her efforts. For starters, she’s completed internships with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C. and with the grassroots organization Bread for the World in Minneapolis. She also interned with the […]

  • Internships fuel Fricke’s passion for civil rights activism

    Mar 26, 2009

    Amber Fricke entered Cornell determined to work for social justice, particularly related to reproductive freedom, and she created her own special studies major in politics, women’s studies, and ethnic studies. But a range of experiences in and beyond the classroom have expanded her vision of how to become an effective advocate.

  • Seminole research takes Lampkin to Philadelphia and Florida

    Aug 5, 2008

    Stephanie Lampkin ’08 earned two prestigious undergraduate research fellowships to study the interrelationships between Seminole Indians and African slaves in 19th century Florida. The fruits of her work gave her honors degrees in both history and ethnic studies at Cornell, as well as entrance to the University of Delaware where she is working towards an […]

  • Ceramics and drawing classes study in Mexico and Japan

    Jun 22, 2008

    Professor Doug Hanson’s work has been shaped by his encounters with traditional potters from around the globe. During a unique two-block sequence taught in Mexico, he introduces students to local artisans and other cultural treasures as they study ceramics and drawing.