Welcome to Purdue’s new Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion (CRDI), based in the College of Liberal Arts! Unlike the many administrative bodies focused on managing diversity and inclusion in the University, this new research Center aims to support and highlight the excellent scholarly work on diversity and inclusion happening in Liberal Arts and across the University. CRDI also fosters and facilitates more such innovative research, pushing into new areas and looking at old questions in new ways. In only our first month of operation we already have more than 30 faculty affiliates from a variety of departments and colleges across the university, working on a wide range of topics related to diversity and inclusion. We have more people expressing interest in CRDI every day. Over the past year, we hosted a stellar group of invited speakers for our lecture series. We hope to sponsor a number of events this year, to produce some research briefs on new topics, and to offer some research awards. Watch this website for news about faculty research and other activities related to diversity and inclusion, and contact us directly at crdi@purdue.edu for more information, feedback or to brainstorm about new ideas.

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