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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. Both in the US and beyond, we focus on how race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability impact equal citizenship in diverse democracies.
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Dr. Pearlman writes Time Magazine's cover story on Syria's crisis

Associate Professor Wendy Pearlman's new book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria, is the basis for her Time Magazine March 12, 2018 edition cover story.

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Spotlight: Refugee Voices Digital Repository

Each summer, Northwestern’s Digital Humanities Summer Workshop brings together faculty, librarians, and technologists for an intensive, collaborative experience in developing digital humanities pedagogy and research projects with meaningful roles for students. Dr. Galya Ben-Arieh, Director of the Center for Forced Migration Studies and Political Science faculty member, through her project “Refugee Neighborhoods Digital Repository" asks a complicated question: what is our responsibility to refugees?
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Faculty Publications

Department faculty members have published more than twenty books during 2017.
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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)

Student Spotlight

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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