A New Era for Ethnic Studies

Camarillo, center, with new professors Jimenez, left, and Alim
September 30, 2010
Stanford Magazine
Stanford center brings in rising stars who can shake up their fields.

Innovation today tends to have an automatic association with computers, electronics and 21st-century engineering. But at Stanford, the impetus to rethink and reimagine stretches well beyond the mechanical.

There's no more ardent hotbed of transformation, for instance, than the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. To grapple academically with some of the most contentious issues in American society, the center has been assembling a youthful teaching and research corps of national notice.

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