COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Classes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid modalities. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors. Academic departments are minimally staffed.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub


The Department of Ethnic and Racial Studies offers a rigorous interdisciplinary academic minor, which fosters an understanding of the histories, cultures, and contemporary issues of ethnic and racial groups in their national context.  The department seeks to affirm the identities, diverse experiences, and influences of ethnic and racial groups that have historically been oppressed in the United States.

The Department of Ethnic and Racial Studies is committed to providing curricular and other scholarly opportunities for UWL students to develop the knowledge, skills, and personal dispositions that will enable them to live and function with intercultural competence in a diverse world.  The department collaborates with other units to sponsor programming, which brings important speakers and events to the campus community to advance critical discussions of ethnic and racial issues.

Department News

Voices of Uprising: The Long Path toward Racial Justice

Moderated by Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan featuring panelists: Dr. Richard Breaux, Antoiwana Williams, and Darrell King, Jr.


History and Interpretation of the Confederate Flag

Dr. Richard Breaux speaks to News 19 about the confederate flag and protests.