Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies at Brown, has been appointed director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA). Rose begins her position on July 1, 2013, succeeding Evelyn Hu-DeHart, who has led CSREA since 2002.

“We are truly delighted that Tricia will be taking over this highly important leadership position at Brown,” said Kevin McLaughlin, dean of the faculty. “Her influential, widely discussed scholarship and her commitment to intellectually responsible critical discourse on the role of race and ethnicity in the arts, the media, and in public life generally in America make her an ideal choice to take over the leadership of this important center.”

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America was established in 1986 as one of the nation’s earliest academic centers dedicated to research, scholarship, and academic exchanges on issues of race and ethnicity. In 1996 it became the home of the newly established concentration in ethnic studies. That concentration, now well-established, will be administered by the Department of American Studies beginning this fall. American studies has recently added new faculty and developed in directions that are well-suited to teaching, research, and student interest in ethnic studies.