1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests
A mentorship in ethic studies is an excellent choice for students interested in the intersectionality of race and class. Ethnic studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the experiences of African American, Asian American, Latinx, and Indigenous communities. Past mentorships have ranged in investigating current and historical issues. They’ve assessed Idaho’s “Welcoming America” program for immigrants and how NAFTA’s “War on Drugs” influences Mexican immigration, and have examined the Black, Red, and Hispanic Power movements of the 1970s.
Such research gives students a powerful, contextualized understanding of the historical underpinnings behind cultural identity, Othering and belonging in America, offering a strong foundation for future careers in history, sociology, literature, politics, or psychology.