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The stories below highlight diversity-related research by Stanford scholars, from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. In addition to these stories, you can find more information about ongoing research and scholarship by exploring Stanford research centers and academic programs dedicated to advancing understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, religious identity and other dimensions of human diversity.

Jan 17 2017 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
In an examination of contemporary American literature, Ramón Saldívar, professor of English, shows how ethnic writers are creating a new racial aesthetic. In 2009, a year after Barack Obama was elected president, Ramón Saldívar, professor of English and of comparative literature at Stanford, read...
Jan 12 2017 | Stanford GSE | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research, Staff, Students
Researchers say black, Hispanic and Asian students have made gains compared to their white peers but socioeconomic factors still hold students back.   Against increasing odds, minority students have made significant academic gains relative to white peers of similar socioeconomic background,...
Jan 7 2017 | NPR | Posted In: In the News, Research, Students
By many standards, Mireille Kamariza is at the top of the world. She's a graduate student at one of the world's top universities, working on her Ph.D. with one of the world's top chemists. And she's tackling a tough problem — tuberculosis — that sickens nearly 10 million people a year. Earlier this...
Dec 27 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research
Language is one of the most important cultural means that people have for shaping their identity. A new field called raciolinguistics explores this relationship between language and race. Anthropologist Samy Alim argues that the relationship between race, language and racism plays such a key role...
Dec 23 2016 | Linguistic Society of America | Posted In: In the News, Research, Students
The LSA is delighted to announce the winner of the Best Paper in Language 2016 Award.  The award will be given to “Language and Linguistics on Trial: Hearing Rachel Jeantel (and Other Vernacular Speakers) in the Courtroom and Beyond”: Language Volume 92, Number 4 (December, 2016), by John R....

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