About Comparative Ethnic Studies
Comparative Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program based in the College of Letters & Science. The program works cooperatively with university departments to offer courses designed to teach all interested students about various ethnic groups in the world. Unique to UWM, our program offers courses covering the Hmong diaspora.
The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program examines global and local processes of im/migration, and settlement, including the forces that shape the formation of cultural and social identities. It examines the histories, languages, religions, literature, and folklores of these groups, as well as racial and ethnic populations globally and in the U.S.
Comparative Ethnic Studies strives to produce new understandings about cultural diversity and social justice. It is open to students majoring in any field.
Rachel Ida Buff, Director