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Critical Race, Gender & Culture Studies Collaborative (CRGC)

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The Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative (CRGC) is a vibrant and inclusive community of faculty and students that explores diverse voices, histories, and experiences through socially engaged scholarship.

The collaborative houses six interdisciplinary programs that offer bachelor's degrees, minors, and certificates:

African American and African Diaspora Studies
(major, minor)
American Studies
(major, minor)
Arab World Studies
(major, minor, undergraduate certificate)
Asian Studies
(major, minor, undergraduate certificate, graduate certificate)
Multi-Ethnic Studies
(minor, undergraduate certificate)
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
(major, minor, undergraduate certificates, graduate certificate)

Our courses discuss race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, culture, religion, and more from a critical perspective. We encourage our students to research complex problems and explore interdisciplinary interests.

Collaborative faculty members are distinguished teachers and researchers from a number of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, and from other schools at the university. Our professors work closely with DC community leaders and institutions to bring real-world learning experiences into the classroom. Many of our students complement coursework with internship and employment opportunities in DC's political, social, and cultural institutions, and some students study abroad to gain an international perspective on their areas of interest.

Our flexible curriculum teaches students to become critical thinkers, innovative researchers, and skilled communicators. Our alumni enter the workforce with a social awareness that serves them well in the increasingly diversified workplaces of our globalized economy. In gaining a deeper understanding of their world and themselves, our students are prepared for a wide range of careers in communications, education, the arts, the non-profit sector, and government and public policy agencies.

Events at AU

June 16 to August 12
Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center 1975-1987
Visit the American University Museum at the Katzen Center.
 
August 22
Live Voice of America Broadcast
Martin Luther King: A Global Vision for Justice.
 
September 28
Young Iranian Girls Aspiration for Rights Exhibit and Film Screening
 
October 1 through November 15
AU Center for Diversity and Inclusion Fall 2018 Intergroup Dialogue
Register by Sunday September 16th. Weekly topics include Wakanda Forever, Masculinity, Immigration and Nationality, Latinx Issues, and Campus Issues.
Christine Miyashiro (right) and fellow AU student Maia Banayan at the 2018 Women’s March, standing in front of crowd.

Government & Politics ·

CAS Students Reflect on 2018 Women’s March

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Ibram X. Kendi shown with Robert Benz and Nettie Washington Douglass.

Announcement ·

Celebrating the Bicentennial of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

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