What is Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) @ Reed?
The program in comparative race and ethnicity studies (CRES) is intended for students who wish to combine focused study in anthropology, dance, English, history, music, sociology, or theatre with comparative interdivisional work on race and ethnicity.
CRES foundational courses treat specific categories of race and ethnicity as the central object of inquiry and teach approaches (including theories and methods) to the study of race and/or ethnicity within given disciplines.
CRES designated courses examine questions of race and ethnicity for half of the semester or more. Topics might include the history and politics of racial and ethnic categories; the construction of race and ethnicity in social, economic, and cultural organization; and the experiences of marginalized and oppressed peoples.