Critical Mixed Race Studies: An Introduction

Mixed race studies reaffirms the classification of race. Critical mixed race studies simultaneously reaffirms and deconstructs it. It resists categories and blurs socially constructed racial lines. Growing up mixed race, I didn't realize my identity search was a shared experience. This resource brings together research, articles, creative writing, and videos for those who want an introduction to critical mixed race studies.


The CMRS organization defines Critical Mixed Race studies as "the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. CMRS emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. CMRS addresses local and global systemic injustice rooted in systems of racialization" (2017).