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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.

Dec 20 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Announcements, Faculty, Research
Scholarship is at its best when it draws upon a diverse community. When individuals are exposed to novel perspectives from a broader group, their thoughts become more creative, and they generate innovative solutions they might not have otherwise considered. Here, Stanford faculty members share...
Dec 15 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: Faculty, In the News, Research, Students
Education researchers examining a World Bank community engagement program noted its positive impact, but results varied for boys’ and girls’ schools. A brief monthly phone call to school council members in Pakistan can be a relatively low-cost, scalable way to raise elementary-school enrollment...
Dec 12 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Research, Students
Alina Utrata, a senior majoring in history and the law, with a minor in human rights, will pursue a master’s degree in conflict transformation and social justice at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland as a 2017 Marshall Scholar. Looking back, Alina Utrata can pinpoint the moment she...
Nov 30 2016 | Stanford News | Posted In: In the News, Research
A team at Stanford created an interactive website to shed light on the money the federal government has paid to counties and states in the American West over time in turn for controlling parts of their lands. To this day the U.S. government owns almost half of the land in the American West.
Nov 23 2016 | Stanford eCorner | Posted In: Faculty, Research
Five years ago, Stanford History of Science Professor Londa Schiebinger was in Madrid and interviewed by some Spanish newspaper reporters. When she returned home, she put the articles through Google Translate and was shocked to see that she was repeatedly referred to as “he.”

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