Diversity Research Institute

Luis Fraga

Luis R. Fraga

  • Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
  • Director, Diversity Research Institute
  • Russell F. Stark Professor
  • Professor, Political Science

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Norma E. Rodriguez

  • Director, Office for Faculty Advancement


Ariel Rios

  • Student Assistant, Office for Faculty Advancement &
    Diversity Research Institute


The UW Diversity Research Institute (DRI), developed in 2004 by the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, focuses on generating new, interdisciplinary knowledge about diversity, social justice, and institutional transformation.  The DRI currently hosts an annual research conference and an invited lecture series, and supports a number of diversity-related events across the University.  In addition, the DRI works closely with other research centers on campus who encourage and support faculty research on underserved, understudied, and underrepresented communities.

In 2007, the Diversity Research Institute was brought under the leadership of Luis R. Fraga, who also serves as the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement. The Office of Faculty Advancement and the Diversity Research Institute are closely integrated, allowing for issues of faculty recruitment and retention to be aligned with issues of research.


Book talk by journalist and senior environmental reporter
Glen Martin

Thursday, January 17 from 3:00-5:00 pm
Suzzallo Library - Smith Room (room 324)

The Department of American Indian Studies, The College of the Environment, The Diversity Research Institute and the Department of Communication are pleased host Glen Martin’s presentation which will address the broad theses presented in his recent book, Game Changer: Animal Rights and the Fate of Africa’s Wildlife, with particular focus on the necessity of incorporating the input of indigenous people in ambitious conservation schemes.

The talk will be followed by a reception.

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