Intergroup Relations

The Program on Intergroup Relations Announces a New Working Paper Series

IGR’s Working Paper Series seeks to connect scholarship in social justice and dialogue-based education programs.  The papers emphasize leading research and practice innovations conducted by leaders in the field of intergroup dialogue. All papers in the Series are subject to rigorous peer review by IGR faculty and staff.


IGR is looking to hire a GSI for Fall 2017!

About the position:

Course Description:

The Program on Intergroup Relations is seeking graduate student instructors for two FALL term courses: ALA 320/Psych 310/Soc 320 Training in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation and ALA 321/Psych 311/Soc 321 Practicum for Intergroup Dialogue Facilitators.  These two courses first train and then support, respectively, the student peer leaders who facilitate in IGR’s premiere intergroup dialogue program.


Open Nominations for the Outstanding IGR Alumni Award!

Dear IGR Community and Colleagues,

In celebration of the outstanding work in social justice done by the Program on Intergroup Relations (IGR) alums around the globe, we are excited to announce the opening of nominations for the annual Outstanding IGR Alumni Award!

IGR's Alumni Spotlight: Karriem Watson, DHSc, MPH, MS

Dr. Karriem Watson remembers his IGR days like it was yesterday. Gaining an in-depth knowledge and understanding about social justice and dialogue from IGR has made a profound impact on his life personally and professionally. He grew up in Muskegon Heights, Michigan and is a 1997 Graduate of U-M where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After receiving a Masters of Science in Basic Medical Research from Wayne State University, he moved to Chicago to work in the clinical research industry. He completed a doctorate in Health Sciences with a focus on Global Health from Nova Southeastern. In his dual role at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he serves as the Director of the Community Engaged Research and Implementation Science for the Cancer Center and Community Engagement Research for Mile Square Health Center (MSHC), a group of federally qualified health centers. We are excited to share more about Dr. Karriem Watson.