Intergroup Relations

Conservative Christian Beliefs and Sexual Orientation in Social Work By Adrienne Dessel

IGR is proud to announce an upcoming major book publication, co-edited by IGR's Dr. Adrienne Dessel. Dr. Dessel's book, titled Conservative Christian Beliefs and Sexual Orientation in Social Work: Privilege, Oppression and the Pursuit of Human Rights, is slated for publication in Spring 2014 and includes four chapters on intergroup dialogue. It is co-edited by Rebecca M. Bolen at the University of Tennessee.

From the book description:

Adrienne Dessel

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

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.

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