Message from the President

Dear Colleagues, Members, Alumni, and Friends of NAES-

Making a donation to NAES demonstrates your commitment to the advancement of ethnic studies as a discipline.  Your donation also supports our work to create more opportunities for all of us to engage in the critical work, value, and mission of ethnic studies in K-12 education, higher education, and its relationship to the global struggles affecting ethnic communities worldwide.  With your generous support, we are able to host international conferences that highlight historic and contemporary trends in ethnic studies as activism and as an academic field of inquiry.  Your donations allow us to fight to ensure schools, departments, and programs fund ethnic studies curriculum, instruction, and operations at the levels necessary to continue the project.  With your support, we are able to engage the world that ethnic studies, truly does matter.

Thank You,


Ravi K. Perry, Ph.D.

President, NAES

Support Our Work

NAES was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Wisconsin and conducts all business in accordance with it is Bylaws.  The Association is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) educational organization and its contributions are tax-deductible.

As an organization NAES provides a network for scholars, activists, and community members to engage in discussions, collaborations, and scholarship in the area of ethnicity. As an organization we are also committed to the mentoring of students and empowering marginalized communities and people. You may select where you want your donation to go:

Ashton W. Welch Student Travel Award

To help support undergraduate and graduate students attend the National Association of Ethnic Studies Annual Conference to develop professional networks and collaborations with other scholars and students in their field of study

Cortland Auser Undergraduate Student Award

Award given to honor an excellent undergraduate student paper that contributes to the field of ethnic studies

Ernest M. Pon Memorial Award

To give tribute and recognition to an Asian American organization dedicated to human rights and equal justice

National Association for Ethnic Studies Enrichment

To support NAES’s commitment to education and scholarship in the field of ethnic studies as well as to assisting in mentoring upcoming scholars and community activists

Phillips G. Davies Graduate Student Paper Award

Award given to honor an excellent graduate student paper that contributes to the field of ethnic studies

Robert L. Perry Mentoring Award

To support the development of talented professionals who mentor students and faculty, by going above and beyond the required professorial “call of duty” in the college/university environment

For more details about these awards go to the Awards section of this website.