Intergroup Relations

Intergroup Relations Research

IGR conducts research to assess outcomes of its programming and the processes through which those outcomes take place. Through IGR, students are provided with the opportunity to explore and develop their own research questions, data collection methods, and design. Using qualitative methods, quantitative survey research, content analysis of student papers, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, and intensive interviews, faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers have published peer-reviewed journal articles, monographs, and doctoral dissertations inspired by IGR’s work.


Working Paper Series

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.

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IGR Publications and Presentations

Below is a summary of IGR's publications and presentations within the last fiscal year. 

Bolen, R., & Dessel, A. (2014). Is discrimination against Evangelical Christians a problem in social work education? A methodological review. In A. Dessel & R. Bolen (Eds.), Conservative Christian beliefs and sexual orientation in social work: Privilege, oppression, and the pursuit of human rights (pp. 195-218). Alexandria, VA: CSWE Press.




Consultation and Training

IGR faculty and staff consult with colleagues around the country to further the development of intergroup relations programs and the spread of intergroup dialogue. In addition, faculty and staff offer diversity and intergroup relations training tailored to the needs of public and private institutions.

IGR Faculty and Staff

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