Race, Migration, and Indigeneity collaborates with the programs of Asian American Studies, Latino Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies.
Asian American Studies Program
Asian American Studies at IU is a multidisciplinary program that grapples with pressing questions of identity, belonging, and power from the perspectives of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Asian/Pacific diasporic histories, communities, and cultures. Our faculty and students create knowledge that is relevant and useful for solving problems of inequity and injustice.
IU’s Program in Latino Studies introduces you to a wide range of current research and scholarly opinion on the history, culture, and social status of Latinos in the United States. It addresses issues embracing the members of the U.S. population whose roots are traced to original Spanish-speaking citizens of this country and immigrants from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our students develop a deep understanding of Latinos from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes political science, sociology, history, music, literature, technology, ethnology, and anthropology.
Native American and Indigenous Studies
IU’s Department of American Studies offers a Ph.D. minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies. One of a very few programs in the United States that focuses explicitly on Native American and Indigenous Studies at the graduate level, the program places the study of American Indians within the context of a broader, more sweeping and international inquiry into the nature of political power, colonial settlement, and global contact. You pursue interdisciplinary study on the histories, cultures, art, folklore, politics, and literatures of Native American and Indigenous peoples, chiefly in the Americas, but also, where appropriate, globally.