Ethnicity, Race, and Nationalism

The faculty in this research cluster study the histories of race, ethnicities and nationalism with a particular focus on the Americas. Drawing from a variety of theoretical and methodological paradigms, they explore the ways historical actors have Tuskegee Airmenunderstood and deployed these concepts over time. With attention to the ways in which race, ethnicity and nationalism are mutually constituted and overlap with other claims on subjectivity such as gender and sexuality, their research encompasses issues such as migration, labor and transnational racial formations, authenticity and political or cultural identities, the role of science and social science in understandings of race and ethnicity, freedom and inequality, and the relationships among the state, the nation and modernity.