Off-Campus Opportunities

Three Albion College students photographed in 2011.Through an ethnic studies-related internship or off-campus experience, students gain hands-on experience with other racial or ethnic communities. The internship or experience may be completed in ethnic communities elsewhere in the United States or in study and research in ancestral communities or multi-ethnic communities outside the United States.

Upon returning to Albion, students schedule an appointment with ethnic studies faculty and submit an evaluation and journal report describing their experience and how it has enhanced their multicultural understanding of the world.

Students, working in consultation with the program chair, are encouraged to explore a variety of options for the internship experience.

Career Opportunities

A group of Albion College students on the steps of Baldwin Hall, 2012.

Knowledge of ethnic traditions and ethnic relations is sought after in many fields, including but not limited to politics, social services, business, law, medicine, and psychology-related careers. This demand recognizes both that America is an increasingly multicultural society and that business people and professionals need to know these multiple groups in order to serve them better.

The Department of Ethnic Studies and Career and Internship Center look forward to assisting students as they consider options to pursue after their Albion careers.

Faculty and Staff

helena-mesaHelena Mesa, Chair
Associate Professor of English
B.A., Indiana University; M.F.A. University of Maryland
Ph.D. University of Houston

Office: 402 Vulgamore Hall
Phone: 517/629-0340

ashley-feagin-100Ashley Feagin
Assistant Professor, Photography
M.F.A. Louisiana Tech University, 2012

Office: Bobbitt Visual Arts Center
Phone: 517/629-0753

eric-hill-100Eric Hill
Assistant Professor
B.A., Oglethorpe College, 2004, Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2010
Appointed 2010

Office: Olin 218
Phone: 517/629-0278

Dominick Quinney, visiting assistant professor of ethnic studies, Albion CollegeDominick Quinney
Assistant Professor
B.S., 2007, Ph.D., 2013, Michigan State University

Office: 300B Robinson Hall
Phone: 517/629-0658

Lynn Verduzco-Baker, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, Albion CollegeLynn Verduzco-Baker
Assistant Professor of Sociology
B.A., California State University, Fresno, M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan


Contact Us

The Albion College Department of Ethnic Studies is located on the second floor of Robinson Hall. Contact the department at 517/629-0396 or through the form below.

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