Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy
The mission of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy is to stimulate research, dialogue, and civic engagement about the relationship between diversity and democratic politics.
Our intellectual agenda focuses on three core questions:
- What governing institutions are best at managing differences based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion and promoting equal citizenship in diverse democracies?
- What are the attitudinal bases of group solidarity and intergroup tolerance in diverse democracies?
- What can governments, non-governmental organizations, and corporations do to reduce the socioeconomic inequalities that exist between identity-based groups in diverse democracies?
- Mon., April 23, 2018: CSDD Launch Event: Diversity and Democracy Symposium
- Fri., May 11, 2018: Global Race Studies Workshop
- Weds., February 28, 2018: Vincent Lloyd: Black Dignity - On Paul Robeson and International Law
- Co-sponsored with the Buffett Institute's Global Politics and Religion Research Group
In the News
- Assoc. Professor Wendy Pearlman authors the Time Magazine March 12, 2018 cover story: "Life Under Assad’s Bombs in a Damascus Suburb."
- The Chicago Sun Times asked Assoc. Professor Alvin Tillery about the turmoil in the Trump Administration: "A timeline of high-profile resignations and firings in the Trump White House."
- Asst. Professor Chloe Thurston has a new essay on the Black Lives Matter movement in Politics, Groups, and Identities: "Black Lives Matter, American political development, and the politics of visibility."
- Dr. Jaime Dominguez provides a guest commentaty for Latino Policy Forum: "Save the Dream, Don't End It."
- Assoc. Professor Alvin Tillery in the Chicago Tribune on TV reboots and diversity: "With TV reboots, everything old is new again — but at what cost to diversity?"
- Assoc. Professor Alvin Tillery was interviewed by Canada's The Globe and Mail about President Trump's first State of the Union: "Trump’s ‘new American moment’: State of Union speech strikes conciliatory tone, but promotes divisive policies."
- Assoc. Professor Alvin Tillery's poll on the Black Lives Matter movement was featured in the Chicago Sun Times.
- Northwestern Now profiles the new Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy.
- Assoc. Professor Alvin Tillery discusses using economic distruption to force reform with Newsy.
- Weinberg College interviews Assoc. Professor and Director Alvin Tillery about the Center for Diversity and Democracy.
- Politics, Groups, and Identities: Presidential Greatness in the Black Press: Ranking the Modern Presidents on Civil Rights Policy and Race Relations, 1900-2016.
- I interviewed 300 Syrian refugees. They are far from a security threat.
- What Organizers Can Learn from the Women In Mississippi.
- Washington Post, Monkey Cage: Here’s how black newspapers rank the U.S. presidents.