Ethnic Studies is the critical and interdisciplinary study of race, culture, ethnicity, indigeneity and decoloniality with a focus on the lives, experiences, and perspectives of “people of color” (i.e., non-whites) within and beyond the United States. The field of Ethnic Studies was born out of, and is dedicated to, struggles for cultural equity, political parity, and social justice for all people. The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder draws on a tradition of culturally relevant pedagogy and engaged scholarship to examine how race and the interrelated categories of culture, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, class, sexuality, and legal status impact the lives of people locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The thread that weaves the Department of Ethnic Studies’ endeavors together is its dedication to quality teaching, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, and commitment to campus and community service.