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.
- ethnic identity
- racial identity