Critical Mixed Race Studies (CMRS) is a biennial conference, field of study, and scholarly and activist community in partnership with Mixed Roots Stories, a non-profit organization that advocates for mixed race storytelling and brings art and cultural programming to the conference. The CMRS conference draws over 500 multiracial scholars, artists, students, activists, clinicians, community organizations and advocates from all over the world. The CMRS conference was the first, and remains one of the only, counterspaces for those interested in critically exploring constructions of race through a multiracial lens.

Our sixth conference #CMRS2022 was held virtually in February. With Keynote Aisha Fukushima; a diverse offering of lightning session, panels, workshops, and caucus sessions was organized by the CMRS Association; a featured artist showcase; as well as a LIVE keynote performance by Aisha Fukushima.

For our seventh conference we’re headed to the Midwest!

Conference Theme TBD
June 13 – 15, 2024
The Ohio State University


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“Critical Mixed Race Studies is about recognizing the totality of one’s heritage—seeing race and systems of racism in the particular context of mixed race and talking about what this means for our lives and communities today, what it has meant historically, and what we might envision our futures to be like, and what we can do now to help in anti-racist struggles across many different communities.” – CMRS Co-Founder and Artist Dr. Laura Kina

“CMRS offers so much: cutting-edge research, diverse topics, arts and entertainment and a chance to build community.” – Thomas Lopez, Multiracial Community Organizer

“Much of the work presented at CMRS is issue-based, and many of the connections and relationships that are established in these spaces have led to more direct activism.” – Rob Buscher, Contributor of the Pacific Citizen