Intergroup Relations

Creating Space for Democracy

Purchase select IGR book publications:

Creating Space for Democracy: A Primer on Dialogue and Deliberation in Higher Education (2019)
Edited book by Nicholas V. Longo and Timothy J Shaffer
Chapter 8: Educational Justice Using Intergroup Dialogue
By Stephanie Hicks and Hamida Bhagirathy

"Through a diverse set of concrete examples and case studies, Creating Space for Democracy provides excellent guidance about how to create scaffolds, programs, and opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to engage in the kinds of dialogue and deliberation that are both sorely lacking and much needed." - Diana Hess, Dean, UW-Madison School of Education

Race Dialogues: Tackling the Elephant in the Classroom (2019)
By Donna Kaplowitz, Sheri Seyka, and Shayla Reese Griffin
Forward by Patricia Gurin

"The authors thoughtfully address how dialogue can address the fundamental challenge of ensuring connections across racial/ethnic communities and groups as the United States become a majority non-White country.” – Patricia Gurin

Contested Issues in Troubled Times (2019)
Edited book by Peter M. Magolda, Marcia Baxter Magolda, and Rozana Carducci
Chapter 2: Learning Dialogic Skills for Effective Campus Conversations
By Monita C. Thompson and Kelly Maxwell

"Contested Issues in Troubled Times provides student affairs educators with frameworks to constructively think about and navigate the contentious climate they are increasingly encountering on campus."

Faculty Identities and the Challenge of Diversity (2016 [2013])
Reflections on Teaching in Higher Education
Edited by Mark A. Chesler and Alford A. Young Jr.

"The material in this book, which focuses on the experiences and approaches of faculty members of diverse backgrounds, can be a bridge between our IGR dialogue theory/practice and more mainstream classroom issues/pedagogies and departmental dynamics.” – Dr. Mark Chesler

Conservative Christian Beliefs AND Sexual Orientation IN Social Work (2014)
Privilege, Oppression, and the Pursuit of Human Rights
Edited by Adrienne B. Dessel, Rebeccas M. Bolen

Dialogue Across Difference: Practice, Theory, and Research on Intergroup Dialogue (2013)
By Patricia Gurin, Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda, and Ximena Zuniga

“Dialogue Across Differences is the culmination of a four-year collaboration across nine universities to conduct a rigorous, experimental study of intergroup dialogue that demonstrates a wide range of effects on intergroup understanding, positive intergroup relationships, and collaborative action.” – Dr. Patricia Gurin

Facilitating Intergroup Dialogues: Bridging Differences, Catalyzing Change (2011)
Edited by Kelly E. Maxwell, Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda, and Monita C. Thompson, Forward by Patricia Gurin

"The least understood role in the pedagogy is that of facilitation. This volume, the first dedicated entirely to intergroup dialogue facilitation, draws on the experiences of contributors and on emerging research to address the multi-dimensional role of facilitators and co-facilitators, the training and support of facilitators, and ways of improving practice in both educational and community settings. It constitutes a comprehensive guide for practitioners, covering the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge they need."