A group of GRI faculty and students at Visions of Change, a community fair organized by Gender, Race, and Identity students in April 2023

Academic programs

We offer a B.A. in Gender, Race, and Identity; undergraduate minors in Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latinx Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Social Justice, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and at the graduate level, both an M.A. and a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Race, and Identity.

Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Race, and Identity

In the Gender, Race, and Identity major, you can choose any one of the following options:

  • Gender, Race, and Identity, B.A.
  • Gender, Race, and Identity (Ethnic Studies Specialization), B.A.
  • Gender, Race, and Identity (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Specialization), B.A.


  • Black Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Latinx Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

As of Fall 2023, the Religious Studies minor has moved to the Department of Anthropology. Please visit their website for advising information.

Master of Arts in Gender, Race, and Identity

Graduate Certificate in Gender, Race, and Identity

Donate to GRI

We encourage you to consider a gift to the Mary White Stewart Memorial Scholarship, established to honor the legacy of Dr. Mary White Stewart (1945-2021), a scholar, mentor and advocate who played an instrumental role in the founding of our department. The scholarship in her name will provide financial support to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in GRI or sociology. Please consider making a one time or monthly gift to continue Dr. Stewart’s impact.

You may also consider a charitable gift to GRI through a general donation to support students, faculty research and public programming in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity. We thank you for your support!

GRI Research

The Great Vanishing Act book jacket

Dr. Debra Harry's Decolonizing Colonial Constructions of Indigenous Identity: A Conversation Between Debra Harry and Leonie Pihama.
More about Debra Harry.

Applied Research book jacket

Dr. Lydia Huerta's Queering Communication Studies: A Journal of Applied Communication Research Forum.
More about Lydia Huerta.

Returned book jacket

Dr. Deborah Boehm's Returned: Going and Coming in an Age of Deportation.
More about Deborah Boehm.

Lavender and Red book jacket

Dr. Emily Hobson's Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left.
More about Emily Hobson.

Ethnic and Racial Studies book jacket

Dr. Vadricka Etienne's Rather be known as Haitian: identity construction of the ethnically-identified second generation.
More about Vadricka Etienne.

Latin American Perspectives book jacket

Dr. Guadalupe Escobar's Testimonio at 50.
More about Guadalupe Escobar.

Black Social Economy book jacket

Dr. Prisca Gayles' The Social Economy of Africans and African Descendants in Buenos Aires.
More about Prisca Gayles.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the University of Nevada, Reno is situated on the traditional homelands of the Numu (Northern Paiute), Wašiw (Washoe), Newe (Western Shoshone), and Nuwu (Southern Paiute) peoples. These lands continue to be a gathering place for Indigenous Peoples and we recognize their deep connections to these places. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on their territory.

Office of Indigenous Relations

The Office of Indigenous Relations aims to build strong community connections, provide funding and resources, and create supportive and culturally inclusive environments for Indigenous students, faculty and communities.