Grad Certificate in Race & Social Justice

Read the 2-page Executive Summary, and see the April 13, 2016 UNM Newsroom article, Regents approve first of its kind graduate certificate in race and social justice.

In partnership with the Diversity Council, the Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice Advisory Board at the University of New Mexico developed a graduate certificate that offers graduate and professional students across schools, colleges and departments the opportunity to have a transcripted specialization in "Race and Social Justice." Envisioned as an interdisciplinary experience, the graduate certificate in race and social justice contributes to UNM's portfolio of innovative engaged scholarship, teaching and service.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Nancy López, Director, Institute for the Study of “Race” & Social Justice, Email:

Grad Courses Fall 2016

  • LLSS 530 Whiteness Studies, Ricky Lee Allen
  • SOC 520 Race and Ethnic Relations, Nancy López
  • HIST 654 Slavery and Race Relations in the Americas
  • AMST 523 Environmentalism of the Poor (Environmentalism Justice)
  • ARTE 557 Social Justice Issues in Art Education
  • LAW 571 Native American Rights
  • LEAD 550 Culturally Responsive Leadership for Equity and Social Justice
  • LEAD 620 Democracy, Ethics, and Social Justice in Transformational Leadership
  • LLSS 570 Science and Native American Education
  • C&J 506 Critical Cultural Studies –Myra Washington
  • ARTS 529 Politics of Performance- Szu-Han Ho
  • ARTS 593 Graduate Theory & Practice Seminar
  • WMST 510  Feminist Theories-Adriana Ramirez de Arrellano

FALL 2016 FORM B PROPOSAL TO THE FACULTY SENATE FOR NEW COURSE: “Race and Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Insights” will be submitted in Fall 2016; if approved it may be available during Fall 2017/Spring 2018.

Application for the Study of "Race" & Social Justice Certificate

Please download this supplemental document and submit here. See the detailed instructions.

Institute for the Study of "Race" and Social Justice

MSC 05 3080
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-3101