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Civil rights march in Washington, DC

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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2018 Undergraduate Research Poster Session

What does undergraduate research look like? How do students convey their work to others?

This event highlighted research from students’ honors theses, collaborative Farrell Fellow projects with faculty, and a joint student research project from a POLI_SCI 395 seminar. 

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Spotlight: Refugee Voices Digital Repository

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. Dr. Galya Ben-Arieh 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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