CCSRE Affiliated Institutes, Centers, and Programs

Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL)

The Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language was founded in 2010 to advance research and teaching on the relationships between language, race and ethnicity from a global, comparative perspective. CREAL draws on and encourages the work of an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars to theorize the nature of race and ethnicity within sociolinguistics, and to examine the linguistic construction of ethnoracial identities, the role of language in racial and ethnic relations, and the linguistic marginalization of racialized populations. Working across a diverse range of language and literacy contexts, CREAL seeks not only to advance research and disseminate information, but also to help resolve the often contentious educational and political problems at the intersection of race, ethnicity and language in the US and elsewhere.

H. Samy Alim, Director, Associate Professor of Education and, by courtesy, Anthropology and Linguistics

Arnetha F. Ball, Co-Director, Professor of Education

John R. Rickford, Co-Director, E.J. Wallace Sterling Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Linguistics and, by courtesy, Education

Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS)

The Program in African and African American Studies (AAAS) provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of peoples of African descent as a central component of all societies and offers courses that promote research across departmental boundaries. The Program also encourages students to use interdisciplinary methods drawn from anthropology, art, art history, economics, languages, linguistics and literature, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, and religion, among others. For more information, click here. 

Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race and Ethnicity at Stanford (InsPIRES)

The Institute on the Politics of Inequality, Race and Ethnicity at Stanford (InsPIRES)was founded in 2009 to advance research and learning on issues facing disadvantaged groups in American society. InsPIRES brings together researchers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds to apply their methods and conceptual approaches to the study of groups excluded from the benefits– economic, social, political or personal– afforded to others in society.

Gary Segura, Director, Professor of Political Science

Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM)

The Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) brings together faculty from a number of different departments to explore solutions to complex problems brought about by the worldwide movement of peoples. The Institute investigates challenges to human well-being in the arena of international migration by studying the integration of newly arrived immigrants in the nearby community of East Palo Alto.

Guadalupe Valdés, Co-Director, Professor of Education

Tomás R. Jiménez, Co-Director, to Associate Professor of Sociology

Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, built upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. For more information, click here.

Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE)

The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) was founded in 2008 to address issues of educational opportunity, access, equity, and diversity in the United States and internationally. For more information, click here.

Taube Center for Jewish Studies

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford has twenty-one affiliated faculty members, four with endowed chairs, who teach courses on the full expanse of Jewish history, literature, language, religion, education and politics. The Center offers annual endowed lectures and many other opportunities for faculty, students (both graduate and undergraduates), and the public to participate in a wide range of symposia, colloquia, conferences, and other special events. Fore more information, click here.

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