A 12-credit Graduate Certificate
in Race Ethnicity Politics

Build your understanding of diversity's impact and shaping of society. 

As an admitted or enrolled UConn master’s or PhD student, you have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate by completing 4 pre-approved Race Ethnicity and Politics (REP) related 3-credit courses at no additional cost to you.

UConn master’s or PhD students studying fields, including, social science, social work, law, history, or public policy will find this face-to-face Storrs Campus-based certificate an excellent opportunity to build strong foundations and enhance analytical skills.

Within this program, students have opportunity to:

  • Be mentored by a strong core and affiliate faculty that conducts REP research
  • Join a community of graduate student interlocutors from across the university with shared REP interests
  • Develop abilities to think, write, and teach about the relationships between race, ethnicity, and politics in the U.S. and globally
  • Craft dissertation projects compatible with contemporary demands of academic book publishing markets

Upcoming Events

Dana Miranda, Ph.D. Student, Philosophy
"We Gonna Ill: Addressing Depression in the African Diaspora"
Mon, April 29, 2019
1-2:30 PM

Storrs, African American Cultural Center
Food will be served

Derefe Chevannes, Ph.D. Student, Political Science
"Colliding Worlds: Creolizing Political Speech as Liberation"
Mon, April 29, 2019
1-2: 30 PM
Storrs, African American Cultural Center


All students enrolled in the REP Graduate Certificate program will meet once with core faculty to discuss a new book with significant REP content.  This 2018-19 academic year, the book we've chosen is Rob Nixon's Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor.

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor

By approaching environmental justice from this transnational perspective, Nixon exposes the limitations of the national and local frames that dominate environment writing. And by skillfully illuminating the strategies writer-activists deploy to give dramatic visibility to environmental emergencies, Nixon invites readers to engage with some of the most pressing challenges of our time. 

Other Suggested Readings:

• Waste of White Skin

• Intimacy of Four Continents

• In the Wake

• Decolonizing Dialectics

• The Time is Always Now

• Black on Both Sides