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Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy

As a part of the Political Science Department, the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy (CSDD) stimulates research, dialogue, and civic engagement about the relationship between diversity and democratic politics.  We focus on how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability impact equal citizenship in diverse democracies.
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Faculty Publications

Department faculty regularly are published and have contributed to books and scholarly journals.
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From left to right: 2018 Mitchell Scholar Hadley Pfalzgraf and 2018 Marshall Scholars Lars Benson and Lucia Brunel. All three will graduate from Northwestern in June. (Photo by Morgan Searles)

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Students in our department have life-changing experiences. Explore the amazing paths they forge both in and out of the classroom.
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Upcoming Events

Comparative Politics Workshop: Tom Pepinsky

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Please join the Comparative Politics Workshop for a session with Thomas Pepinsky, professor in the Government department and a faculty ...

Political Theory Workshop: Onur Ulas Ince

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Evanston

Please join the Political Theory Workshop for a presentation by Onur Ulas Ince (details TBA). Onur Ulas Ince is Assistant Professor of ...

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Mary McGrath & Sara Saltzer '19 | Opinion: Are Americans ready for a female president? Yes. In fact, they might prefer one
Jennifer Forestal and Menaka Philips (TGS PhD) | The masked demos: Associational anonymity and democratic practice
Wesley Skogan | A New Model of Policing in Chicago
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd | Why Did a Muslim Civil Rights Group Oppose Democrats’ Plans to Confront White Nationalism?
Samara Klar (TGS PhD) | Should you talk about politics over the holidays?

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