UC Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS)

Director: 
Howard Winant, Ph.D.

The mission of the UC Center for New Racial Studies (UCCNRS) is to promote interdisciplinary and collaborative work aimed towards “advancing social/racial justice in an era of changing racial dynamics and persistent racial/ethnic conflict and inequality”. While supporting innovation in UC-based race/ethnicity research and teaching, UCCNRS strives to “establish a research network of UC scholars” and “forge links with other academic networks and institutions, as well as non-academic groups, that are working on issues of race and racism.” To achieve these goals, UCCRNS focuses on five research areas:
 
1. The Nation and its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, and Migrants
2. Race/Gender/Class "Intersectionality"
3. Race-Making, Race-Neutrality, and Race-Consciousness
4. The Racial State: Despotic and Democratic Dimensions
5. Global Race: Empire, Post-Coloniality and Identity on the World Stage