Center for Critical Race Studies at the University of Houston - Downtown


The Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS) at University of Houston-Downtown creates an opportunity to build knowledge by bringing together the multiple identities and cultures that form our student body. Housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UHD’s CCRS rounds out each student’s educational experience and prepares each to become a vital participant in Houston’s social and economic future and the global community at large. Read More...

CCRS in the News & Media

Vida Robertson Announced as Director of CCRS

Dr. Robertson brings to this position research and teaching expertise in African American literature and racial representations. His work is deeply rooted in the field of critical race studies, and will thus offer a strong foundation on which to build the Center. Read More

Dr. Fulton (middle) with Houston City Councilma C.O. Bradford and Tony Diaz from Lone Star College North Harris County

Dean Fulton on Houston Matters Radio Broadcast

Dean DoVeanna Fulton with Houston City Councilman C. O. "Brad" Bradford and Tony Diaz, Director Intercultural Initiatives at Lone Star College-North Harris County. Dean Fulton appeared on Houston Matters radio broadcast (KUHF, 88.7) with Bradford and Diaz discussing racial dynamics in Houston in comparison to events in Ferguson, Missouri.
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UHD Recieves NEA Grant

UHD’s Center for Public Service and Family Strengths (CPSFS), Center for Critical Race Studies (CCRS), University College and Student Services will lead the Big Read activities on campus and in the community. Read More