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
IRES faculty member Lynn Fujiwara talking to readers at a book signing

Explore Our Research

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

Recent Work


May 1, 2024
INDIGENOUS, RACE AND ETHNIC STUDIES - Associate Professor Lynn Fujiwara is one of three winners of the Tykeson Teaching Award, an annual prize given to one outstanding faculty member in each division of the College of Arts and Sciences who goes above and beyond in the classroom.
April 29, 2024
Faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences were among the 15 University of Oregon scholars to receive award money from the Faculty Research Awards, provided by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation.
March 28, 2024
INDIGENOUS, RACE, AND ETHNIC STUDIES - Laura Pulido will deliver this year's Oregon Humanities Center's Clark Lecture, "'Surplus' White Nationalism and GOP Climate Obstruction," 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Knight Library Browsing Room. Pulido will focus on three historical moments to analyze how the relationship between U.S. white nationalism and the Republican Party has contributed to climate denial and obstruction on climate progress. Pulido is the Collins Chair and professor of Indigenous, race and ethnic studies and geography.