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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality

Welcome to the New IRISE 2.0 Website

"Nothing is so unequal as the equal treatment of unequal people."    Aristotle

The Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality has officially launched IRISE 2.0.    IRISE is designed to provide opportunities and support for faculty and students to engage in the development of cutting edge interdisciplinary research on issues of inequality, social justice, and inclusivity with a central focus on community engaged projects in health and education.  On this website, you will find a comprehensive list of our research, programs for students & faculty, events, funding opportunities, academic & community partners.  Additionally, you will find a public scholarship page of resources for education and health inequality research and advocacy including scholarly works, reports, data, and maps. 

This is just the beginning as IRISE works to prioritize racial inequality as a core research area across various disciplines.  We welcome your feedback as we continue to develop our website into a robust resource for faculty, students and the community.


Opportunity to participate in an OpEd Project one day seminar on June 13th hosted by IRISE.  DEADLINE EXTENDED to FRIDAY, APRIL 26.  RFP and info here.

IRISE is recruiting 2 Visiting Professors for 2019-2020.  Click here to apply.  

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Minor in the College of Art, Humanities and Social Sciences beginning spring quarter 2019! Click here to learn how to declare a minor in CRES!

DU RESEARCH DAY!  Open to undergraduate and graduate students across campus. 

Working for racial equity on our campus & in our community

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!  Below are video recordings of recent events hosted by IRISE and/or of importance to the IRISE Community.

"Dreams Delayed:  The Continued Struggle for Socially Just Campus Environments in Challenging Times", by Dr. Frank Tuitt

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., IRISE Affiliate Faculty and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Tuitt shares his thoughts and reflections on the roles of leaders in promoting diversity and equity in higher education. The author and editor of numerous articles and books, Dr. Tuitt is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the concept of inclusive excellence, equity, and access to higher education. In 2014 Dr. Tuitt was awarded the Mildred García Exemplary Scholarship Award and has been a major force in bringing about the vision of IRISE.

Qualitative Research Methods Forum Event, "Engaging Communities of Color in Research and Practice", Feb.21st.