Approaches to Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Series

The Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights hosts informal conversations with faculty from Harvard and beyond to consider the methodological contributions that ethnic and Indigenous studies make across the academic disciplines.  These talks are open to the public.

We understand "ethnic and Indigenous studies" to refer to scholarship that analyzes the production of differences based on race, ethnicity, and nation in their relationships to sexuality, gender, religion, and more.



Anthony Romero (Fall 2021)
Visiting Lecturer on Art, Film, and Visual Studies, Harvard University
Professor of Practice, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University


Vivek Bald (Fall 2021)
Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media, MIT



Ju Yon Kim (Spring 2022)
Professor of English
Faculty Director, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Working Group, EMR


Sherman JacksonDistinguished Professor, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity



Past Speakers


Durba MitraDurba Mitra
Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute
Assistant Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality


Vijay Iyer
Vijay Iyer
Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts
Department of Music; Department of African and African American Studies


Tiya MilesTiya Miles
Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study


headshot1_cropped_photo_credit_tommy_piantone_bwMimi Khúc
Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence in Disability Studies
Georgetown University.

saldana_bwMaría Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis
New York University


asultany_bwEvelyn Alsultany
Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity
University of Southern California


2019-2020: The Interdisciplinarity of Ethnic Studies

Robert Reid-PharrRobert Reid-Pharr
Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and of African and African American Studies


Roberto GonzalesRoberto Gonzales
Professor of Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education


Eram AlamEram Alam 
Assistant Professor of History of Science


Bruno CarvalhoBruno Carvalho
Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies
Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design



2018-2019: Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Across the Disciplines

Gabriela Soto LaveagaHistory of Science: Gabriela Soto Laveaga



Natasha WarikooEducation: Natasha Warikoo



Noe MontezTheater and Performance: Noe Montez



Ajantha SubramanianAnthropology: Ajantha Subramanian



Stephanie Rivera BerruzPhilosophy: Stephanie Rivera Berruz



Philip DeloriaHistory: Philip Deloria