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Race and Ethnicity

Politics, Religion, and Society in Latin America

Long assumed to be the unchanging and unquestioned bulwark of established power and privilege, religion has diversified and flourished while taking on new social and political roles in more open   societies.  How did this change occur?   Why did churches in the region embrace new ideas about rights, sponsor social movements, and become advocates for democracy? How were they affected by the violence of recent years and what role did they play in post violence reconciliation? What further changes are on the horizon?

European Studies Short-term and Summer Research Grant Competitions

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of short-term and summer research grant applications and supporting materials is March 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

Women, Ecumenism, and Interracial Organizing

“Women, Ecumenism, and Interracial Organizing” is derived from the research Bettye Collier-Thomas conducted for Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion (2010). It explores the ways in which black and white ecumenical Protestant women grappled with issues of race and ethnicity in the early twentieth century and how in doing so they contributed to laying the groundwork for the modern civil rights movement.

The Decisive Vote?

The Decisive Vote? How Latinos voted and what it means for policy

Co-sponsored with Arizona State University, ImmigrationWorks USA, and the Wilson Center's Latin American Program.


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The Risk of War: Everyday Sociality in the Republic of Macedonia

The history of post-independent Macedonia has been characterized by alternating periods of heightened tension and ambiguous relaxation of ethnic relations between the country’s two largest groups, Macedonians and Albanians. The country came close to the brink of civil war in early 2001, when an armed conflict broke out between the Albanian National Liberation Army (NLA) and Macedonian security forces.

2012 National Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing racial group in the United States, increasing by 46 percent between 2000 and 2010, and the population is expected to continue to rise rapidly. While their political influence has been apparent for some time in coastal states including California and New Jersey, as well as in metropolitan areas such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Houston, and Washington DC, their impact has been felt in recent years in key battleground states as well, including Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina.