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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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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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Commune Fellowship Workshop

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston

Please join the Commune as they host Stephen Hill, Senior Associate Director of Northwestern's Office Of Fellowships, for a session on ...

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Alvin Tillery | Amid Bitter Debate, House Committee Plots Course for Impeachment Inquiry
Mara Suttman-Lea (TGS PhD) | The History of Lynching and African American Voting Rights
Matthew Nelsen (TGS PhD) | Cultivating Youth Engagement: Race & the Behavioral Effects of Critical Pedagogy
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Michael Christopher Sardo (TGS PhD) | “Political Theory in and for the Anthropocene”

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