Welcome to the Institute for Ethnic Studies, where we urge you to embrace your curiosity.
We offer graduate specializations in Ethnic Studies at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels. You can focus in one area or design a broad-based course of study, according to your personal interests. Our courses reach more than 3,000 UNL students each year.
We offer and co-sponsor lectures, symposia, research projects, and cultural events that are free and open to the public. We serve as a resource for UNL students, faculty, and staff as well as the wider community on social and political issues related to race and ethnicity.
The Institute includes 21 joint-appointed faculty members from seven academic departments within the College of Arts and Sciences and over 30 affiliated faculty members from departments across the university, including Fine and Performing Arts, Business Administration, and the College of Education and Human Services. All of our faculty and affiliated members work at the boundaries of scholarship and teaching where traditional disciplines intersect with issues of race, ethnicity, and social justice.