The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies (CCGRS) is a dynamic community of scholars and students committed to the interdisciplinary and intersectional analyses of social identities, political ideologies, and institutional arrangements. CCGRS emerges out of social movements and intellectual currents that interrogate and unsettle political and ideological models. It also brings marginalized perspectives and experiences into dialogue with dominant narratives. With an emphasis on student-centered, active learning, the curriculum nurtures rounded understandings of power structures, historical conditions, and social locations, underscoring the interconnections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and cultural practices. Conducting research at the leading edges of their fields, the faculty of CCGRS advance transformative knowledge through collaborative, creative, and critical inquiry.
Through teaching, research, and outreach, CCGRS strives to communicate emergent and established understandings of culture, race, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality to students and society at large, seeking to foster understanding, action, and hope in an unequal and increasingly interconnected world. Its faculty, students, and staff work together to cultivate a community that fosters and respects difference, laying the foundation to question and change the status quo locally and globally. Through the creation and distribution of transdisciplinary, transnational, and transformative knowledge, CCGRS endeavors to illuminate existing racial, gender, and sexual inequities, while empowering its constituencies to envision and realize new futures.
Department of Critical Culture, Gender, & Race Studies
Washington State University
111 Wilson-Short Hall
PO Box 644010
Pullman, WA 99164-4010