Diversity Research at Berkeley

Berkeley is a robust center for innovative research on equity, inclusion and diversity with many departments and centers comprised of distinguished faculty in their respective fields.

Othering & Belonging Institute

Othering & Belonging Institute

Brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation.

Latinx Research Center

Latinx Research Center

Produces research and policy that leverages the complexity of the Latinx experience in the United States and sheds light on the myriad factors that affect the distribution of material, social, and political opportunities.

center for race and gender

Center for Race and Gender

Interdisciplinary research center supporting critical and engaged research on race, gender, and their intersections. Launched as a result of the 1999 Ethnic Studies Student Strike, cultivates research and creative projects led by students, faculty, artists, activists, and community members.

ethnic studies

Department of Ethnic Studies

Focused on the comparative study of racialization and indigeneity within the Americas, as well as between the U.S. and other nations. Seeks to understand race and racism as "moving targets" that undergo mutations or evolve, and to recognize the complexities of the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality, religion, and other systems of difference and axes of power.

gender and women's studies

Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power, such as sexuality, race, class, nationality, religion, and age.

African American Studies

Department of African American Studies

Intellectual community committed to producing, refining and advancing knowledge of Black people in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Africa, with a key focus on interrogating the meanings and dimensions of slavery and colonialism, and their continuing political, social and cultural implications.

beatrice bain research group

Institute for Gender and Sexuality Research

Established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines. Fosters research on gender and women, with a particular interest in intersections with sexuality, race, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality and transnational feminisms. Formerly Beatrice Bain Research Group. 

center for latin american studies

Center for Latin American Studies

Works to create a community of Latin Americanist students, scholars, and practitioners; to develop innovative policy solutions through its unique network; and to enhance public understanding of Latin American culture and politics in the United States.

blum center

Blum Center for Developing Economies

Interdisciplinary hub for students, researchers, and scholars focusing on global poverty and inequality. Enables problem-solving in key areas such as energy, health, education, financial services, food, water, and sanitation.

center for study of sexual culture

Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Supports research and critical conversations concerning sexuality, sexual culture, and their mutually determining relationship to institutions, social practices and norms, and modes of representation.

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI)

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Fosters innovative, community-engaged qualitative and quantitative interdisciplinary research on the issues central to social stratification and inequality. Trains and supports the next generation of social change scholars to identify and collect empirical data so as to interpret and explain social stratification, with significant attention to the processes that support and disrupt stratification.

If you would like to have your program or organization listed here, please contact Amy Scharf, Director of Faculty and Departmental Diversity Initiatives.