The Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration (ER&M) enables students to engage in interdisciplinary and comparative study of forces that have created a multicultural, multiethnic, and multiracial world.
The major emphasizes familiarity with the intellectual traditions and debates surrounding the concepts of indigeneity, ethnicity, nationality, and race; grounding in both the history of migration and its contemporary manifestations; and direct engagement with and knowledge of the culture, structures, and peoples formed by these migrations.
Undergraduate majors in ER&M take courses and pursue research projects that focus on the United States, on other regions of the world, or on global comparisons; and they explore methodologies drawn from many different disciplines across the humanities and social sciences.


Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL Pipeline in San Francisco on 26 January, 2017 (Credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen/Wikimedia Commons)
In his forthcoming book, A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone (University of California Press, September 2021), Daniel Martinez HoSang...
Yale’s Ethnicity, Race and Migration Department plans to hire two tenure track assistant professorships beginning in the 2022-23 academic year — one in Latinx studies and one...
Steve Pitti
Professor of History; American Studies; Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; and Spanish and Portuguese; Director, Center of the Study of Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity...