Institute for Ethnic Studies
The Institute for Ethnic Studies offers support and solidarity to all students, staff, and faculty of color and other minorities on the University of Nebraska campus. We unequivocally condemn all racist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, and other hate speech and acts. We reject a climate of fear, hostility, and suspicion of our neighbors; we reject harassment of all kinds. Instead, we stand for rigorous intellectual research and teaching on issues of race, ethnicity, and social justice for all people, and for a safe, supportive intellectual climate that enables the highest quality of teaching and learning.
The Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln expresses complete and unequivocal support for Husker athletes DaiShon Neal, Michael Rose-Ivey, and Mohamed Barry, who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem at the Northwestern game, and for all other athletes who choose to do so in the future.
At the Institute for Ethnic Studies, we look closer, examining the world through a social justice, human rights lens.
The larger social changes of the 1960s spurred the founding of one of the oldest interdisciplinary programs of our kind. And a glance at today’s headlines shows why we continue to be one of the country’s most effective programs: We explore contemporary issues dealing with race.
Students come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute for Ethnic Studies for our majors, minors and graduate specializations because we offer a complete interdisciplinary, comparative and integrative education focused on race and ethnicity, including international origins and connections.
Whether they focus on African American and African Studies, U.S. Latina/o and Latin American studies, or Native American Studies, our students interact directly with expert faculty on compelling research and stay connected with professors throughout and beyond their education. They explore their professional curiosity in a community-oriented, interactive culture that features colloquia, fascinating guest speakers and exciting events.
Graduates from the Institute for Ethnic Studies go on to careers in everything from education to government service, NGOs to international business, law enforcement to law school.
So wherever you want to go, whatever impact you want to make, start your story here.
Let curiosity move you.
How to Apply
Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With more than 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.Apply Now