About

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) is a standing committee in the Faculty of Arts & Sciences. The Committee focuses on the closely linked areas of ethnicity, migration, indigeneity, and human rights to provide curricular and co-curricular enrichment for Harvard College students.  The Committee serves as a clearinghouse for courses giving attention to fluid group boundaries that emerge nationally and internationally within contexts of forced and voluntary migration. Questions of rights and specifically human rights—including political, legal, cultural, and economic rights—occupy an important position within studies of shifting ethnic landscapes. 

EMR is a vibrant and thriving community on campus including faculty, staff, and students. 
The Committee hosts events, publishes a cross-listed course list, offers student research grants, connects students to mentors, and has a growing contingent of secondary concentrators.

Check out photos from this past year! 

  • Mayra Fall REception

    Mayra Rivera, Faculty Chair welcomed and encouraged students to get involved with EMR at our Fall Open House!

  • Students Fall

    Ruodi Duan, AASWG graduate student coordinator and Atheena shared a laugh at our Fall Open House.

  • Fall Reception 2

    Kristin Oberiano, AASWG graduate student coordinator chatted with new students at our Fall Open House.

  • Viet Nguyen Coffee

    Viet Nguyen met with EMR students over a coffee break during his visit to Harvard in February.

  • SOL Workshop

    Students from our Spoken Word Series in conjunction with Teresita Fernández's installation Autumn(...Nothing Personal).

  • SAC Group Photo

    Members of the Student Advisory Council at our March meeting

  • Acevedo Workshop

    In April, students participated in a poetry workshop with Elizabeth Acevedo as part of our Spoken Word Series.