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Center for Civic Engagement, for volunteer opportunities, community-based work study, and connecting with area nonprofits.


Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Social Sciences, REGSS, is an interdisciplinary center, which studies constructs of race, ethnicity, and gender and provides a context for scholars to connect and engage with colleagues in economics, history, political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology.

John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute aims to “encourage and enable serious humanistic inquiry” by supporting humanities, arts, and social science research and teaching, such as promoting scholarship that enhances social equity, especially research on race and ethnicity. In 2014-2015, the Institute will begin Seminars in Historical, Global, and Emerging Humanities, one of multiple offerings.

Kenan Institute for Ethics is a “think and do” tank promoting the study of ethics. Current work includes: “global migration, human rights, regulation, moral attitudes and decision-making, and religions and public life.”


Program in Literature uses an interdisciplinary approach, a focus on language, literature, and aesthetics, and considers the intersection of history, political economy, sociology of culture, anthropology, visual culture, and cinema studies to analyze questions of race, class, gender, and sexuality.


Program in the Study of Sexualities is one of the few academic programs in the United States for the study of sexuality, offering courses, lectures, workshops and other events, interdisciplinary study and research in sexuality theory and analysis (including a strong reputation in queer theory), exploration of race, ethnicity, and transnational contexts, and archival resources in sexual politics and lesbian and gay history in the Duke library collections.