Ethnic and racial identity (ERI) is a topic studied within numerous disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and the arts, but there are relatively few attempts to bridge across disciplines. The purpose of the current special issue was to provide a forum for understanding ERI from an interdisciplinary perspective by bringing together scholars from different disciplines into the same space. This article introduces the historical and conceptual background for the special issue, reviews some of the major contributions of the seven articles included in the issue, and highlights future directions for continuing to examine ERI from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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This article and special issue was developed based on conversations during the second iteration of the Ethnic and Racial Identity Study Group, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1417741) awarded to Eleanor K. Seaton and Tiffany Yip. The views expressed in this article are the authors’ alone and do not purport to reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the principal investigators of the award.
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- ethnic identity
- racial identity