Research within the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies examines the way that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to issues of gender, class, sexuality, migration, indigeneity, and colonialism. Our faculty and student researchers interrogate historical and contemporary manifestations of white supremacy and explain how systems of domination and acts of resistance create and recreate racial subjects.

Faculty member Laura Pulido standing next to a giant globe

Research Across Disciplines

The Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies is interdisciplinary by nature, and our faculty members often engage in research across multiple disciplines.

Interdisciplinary Opportunities
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Explore Our Research

Read the latest research from the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies.

Recent Work


January 23, 2024
INDIGENOUS, RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES - Edited by Lana Lopesi, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, the book shows a mosaic of narratives that delve into the complex and unique history of Aotearoa New Zealand. “What’s unique about this book is that it includes the artists' voices themselves. With this diversity of voices and perspectives, you get a truer understanding of the range and complexity of the voices presented," Lopesi said.
January 3, 2024

INDIGNEOUS, RACE, AND ETHNIC STUIDES; NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES--Angie Morrill, an accomplished scholar and experienced leader in Native education and cultural support, has been named the inaugural director of Native American and Tribal Programs for the Oregon State University Division of Extension and Engagement. Morrill is an alum of UO Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies and a citizen of the Klamath Tribes. 

November 7, 2023
INDIGENOUS, RACE, AND ETHNIC STUDIES; NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES--Native American Heritage Month is being celebrated all through November on the UO campus with a series of events, including Native-themed films, speakers, and more.