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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality

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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality

Roger Salters Doctoral Writing Institute


Named after the distinguished Dr. Roger Salters, RSI continues his work by engaging graduate students from historically marginalized populations with the opportunity to learn from faculty how to navigate one's identity in the Academy. Dr. Salters was a tenured faculty member in Electrical and Computer Engineering at DU and a prominent role model for advancing diversity at DU. RSI furthers the work he began in challenging inequity in academic spaces by supporting doctoral students through the many challenges they may face in their educational journeys. 


The Roger Salters Institute is a program designed to encourage and support graduate students from historically marginalized groups and women to pursue faculty and administrative positions in academia. The Salters Institute provides graduates students with insights, information, and strategies from faculty and administrators who have spent their careers navigating the racialized and gendered reality of academe.

The Institute provides students the opportunities to connect with peers, faculty, staff, and community leaders who are all invested in the success of every individual to move into traditionally privileged spaces and to challenge inequity through their presence and scholarship. The format of the Institute includes panels, large and small group discussions, workshops, and seminars on topics relevant to the success of doctoral students from historically underrepresented communities. Every year we have had a noted group of lauded leaders in the fields of higher education who have invested their time and energy in mentoring and guiding RSI participants through the institute.

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