St Augustine Hall

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Mission Statement

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES) at St. John’s University is a home for cutting-edge research and critical pedagogy on contemporary and historical structural and social inequalities, international migration, economic globalization, healthcare systems, legal and carceral structures, colonialism, and empire. CRES provides students with rigorous training in methods of critical inquiry that are relevant to the most pressing social, political, and cultural challenges we face in the 21st century and their historical antecedents.

CRES faculty members are a diverse community of socially engaged scholars with expertise in the fields of critical race and ethnic studies across the Humanities, Social Sciences, the Arts, Law, Education, and the Natural and Health Sciences. Underlying the CRES curriculum is a commitment to generating transformative knowledge about the dynamics of social power and inequity, the social implications of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity, and the ethical mandates of equity and social justice. 

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies devotes itself to the study of social justice issues shaped by race, ethnicity, class, dis/ability, gender, sexuality, and other contemporary and historical forms of group-differentiation. It also looks to the political struggles of systematically and structurally marginalized people as resources for exploring innovative strategies for social transformative action. 

Critical Race & Ethnic Studies prides itself on the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff who are not only committed to academic excellence, but also providing programming and mentorship that advances St. John’s University’s Vincentian mission to be a model of diversity, inclusion, social justice, and equity.

Courses and Faculty

RES 1000: Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

RES 2000: Methodologies in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

RES 3xxx: Anti-Blackness around the Globe

RES 3xxx: Comparative Racializations: Blackness, Indigeneity, Asianness, and Latinidad

RES 4995: Capstone Seminar in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

CRES Contact

[email protected]
Instagram: @cres_sju
Twitter: @cressju