Diversity and Inclusion

Race-Focused Graduate Courses in Other Departments

The following race-focused graduate courses outside of the of the Department of Political Science may be of interest to our graduate students:

ELPA863: Race, Class, and Educational Inequality | Critically examines race and class inequality in education, including the importance of race and class at multiple levels of analysis, including the classroom and school, as well as the family, neighborhood, and community. | Syllabus

HISTORY 943: Race and Nationalism: Comparative and Theoretical PerspectivesGraduate seminar on historical intersections of race and nationalisms. Explores questions of the origin of race and nationalisms, the position and status of a variety of nationalisms and anti-colonial nationalisms; and the contemporary debates over postmodernism, postindustrialism, postcolonialism, and multiculturalism. | Syllabus

JOURN824: Race, Ethnicity and Media | This course examines key theoretical and empirical readings in the area of race/ethnicity and media. | Syllabus

PSYCH711 (Prejudice Development) and 930 (Prejudice Reduction) | Current topics in psychology course. This course will explore the emergence and development of prejudice across the lifespan. | Syllabus

SOC901: The Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois | Seminar course, topics in current sociology. W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) was one of the founders of American Sociology. This seminar surveys his life’s work. It centers on a close reading of original texts. Syllabus

SOC922: Researching Race: Current Questions and Controversies | Seminar course, race and ethnic relations. This seminar is envisioned as a “thinkshop” for students who are engaged in or plan to undertake original research on race.Syllabus

Department of Political Science Diversity and Equity Committee

The Diversity and Equity Committee’s purpose is to build capacity within the Political Science Department to engage effectively in supporting equity and inclusion, contributing positively toward a climate that values and includes all voices. Our goal is to create a work environment that promotes awareness and acceptance of individual differences, fosters mutual respect, and enables students, staff, and faculty to achieve their highest potential.

Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Committee Chair
Nils Ringe, Professor, ringe@wisc.edu
Committee Members
Cassie Chulick, Undergraduate Advisor, cassie.chulick@wisc.edu
Aleisha Lachette, Graduate Student, lachette@wisc.edu
Faye Lux, Department Administrator, flux@wisc.edu
Kathy Kramer, Professor, kathy.cramer@wisc.edu
Clint Rooker, Graduate Student, jcrooker@wisc.edu
Marwa Shalaby, Assistant Professor, marwa.shalaby@wisc.edu

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