A concentration in Global Ethnic Studies allows students to compose a program of ETHS-related courses that are outside of African American, African, or Latino/Latin American Studies. Students who choose this concentration may focus on, for example, theories regarding immigration, racism, or minority group status in the United States or in any given country. Another possibility may be the study of other non-Western cultures such as those in the Arab world or in Central Asia. A program of study is determined in consultation with an ETHS faculty advisor. Two of the program’s study abroad options may be of particular interest to students in this concentration: ETHS 349: The Arab World Experience, FRCH 308: The Paris Experience.

ETHS guest lecturers who have enhanced the Global Ethnic Studies learning experience include:

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian author, physician, and women’s rights activist

Rula Qawas, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, University of Jordan, Amman

Evelyne Accad, Lebanese feminist author and scholar, Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois and Lebanese American University, Beirut

Dima Dabbous, Assistant professor of Communications and former Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at Lebanese American University, Beirut. Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

Zoha Abdulsater, Lebanese photographer

Alexandra Chreiteh, author of the novel, Always Coca-Cola

Jamal Samani, MD, Damascus University (Syria) psychiatrist

Fatina Salaheddine, founder and CEO of the Al-Sahafa newspaper