Race And Ethnicity

The study of race and ethnicity, viewed as social and cultural phenomena, has always been integral to the anthropology as discipline of anthropology. At Harvard, research on these dimensions of difference has explored how their meaning and implications vary across time and space; how ethnographic evidence contests theories of biological determinism and primordial sentiment; how race and ethnicity are deployed as principles of social organization, as objects of scientific knowledge, as vehicles of identity and the production of value production, and as vectors of discrimination, critical consciousness, and political mobilization.