Race, Migration, Sexuality: Focus of New Consortium

In a world roiled by global inequality, climate change, and military conflict, human struggle should be seen through the lens of more than one academic discipline, says Eng-Beng Lim, an associate professor of women's, gender, and sexuality studies.

"To deepen understanding and analysis of works and worlds shaped by colonial and transnational forces, we need to tear down academic silos," he says.

With that aim, Lim and more than 30 other faculty have formed the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality (RMS), which they launched this month at a reception in Sanborn Hall. RMS will be a research institute and a center for critical, interdisciplinary faculty enrichment and co-curricular innovation.

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