Department of
Race & Culture Studies

About Us

In the Department of Race and Culture Studies, students learn how to work with people from different backgrounds, and study diverse cultures, their social and historical experiences, and their ways of interacting and being in the world.

Why Study Race & Culture?

Each of our programs is designed to promote diversity and inclusion.


Develop People Skills

You'll learn how to understand and work with people of different backgrounds.

Understand Society

You'll examine the experiences of minorities in the United States.

Broaden Your Perspective

You'll have the chance to take a wide range of interdisciplinary courses.

Contact Us

Scott Finnie, PhD

Director of Africana Studies; Director of Race and Culture Studies; Professor
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Deirdre Almeida, EdD

Director of American Indian Studies; Professor
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Nydia Martinez, PhD

Director of Chicanx Studies; Assistant Professor
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