Critical Mixed Race Studies Scholarship Fund

Critical Mixed Race Studies Scholarship Fund

The Critical Mixed Race Studies Scholarshipp Fund supports two annual scholarship awards for promising undergraduate and graduate students in the field of Critical Mixed Raced Studies.

The Richard and Mildred Loving Scholarship Award in Critical Mixed Race Studies for undergraduate students honors the couple for their landmark decision in Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Jeter Loving v. Virginia, where the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Virginia's anti-miscegenation law and ended all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

The Dr. Maria P. P. Root Scholarship Award in Critical Mixed Race Studies for graduate students honors Dr. Root's contributions to field of Critical Mixed Race Studies and her publishing of the first contemporary work on mixed race people.

The scholarship fund and the awards were established by Dr. Wei Ming Dariotis, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and co-founder of the Critical Mixed Race Studies minor in the College of Ethnic Studies. Dr. Dariotis, along with Laura Kina and Camilla Fojas, co-coordinated the inaugural Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at DePaul University in 2010 and co-authored the definition of Critical Mixed Race Studies:
 
Critical Mixed Race Studies is the transracial, transdisciplinary, and transnational critical analysis of the institutionalization of social, cultural, and political orders based on dominant conceptions of race. Critical Mixed Race Studies emphasizes the mutability of race and the porosity of racial boundaries to critique processes of racialization and social stratification based on race. Critical Mixed Race Studies addresses local and global systemic injustice rooted in systems of racialization.