Research Centers at UW

The following research centers at the UW investigate issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and other aspects of diversity. If you would like your research center linked to this site, please contact our webmaster, Alka Arora, at

To view a list of research centers at other institutions, click here.

Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC)
Business School

Center for Curriculum Transformation
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity

Center for Environment, Education and Design Studies (CEEDS for Change)
College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Center for Multicultural Education
College of Education

Center for Women’s Health and Gender Research
School of Nursing

Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

Human Rights Education and Research Network (HRERN)

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IWRI)
School of Social Work

Institute for Ethnic Studies in the United States (IESUS)
The Graduate School

Institute for International Indigenous Health and Child Welfare Research
School of Social Work

Intergroup Dialogue, Education and Action (IDEA) Center
School of Social Work

Native American Center of Excellence
School of Medicine

Northwest/Alaska Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities

Simpson Center for the Humanities

Washington Institute for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality (WISER)
Political Science

West Coast Poverty Research Center
The School of Social Work and the Evans School of Public Affairs

Centers at Other Institutions

Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity
Stanford University

Consortium on Race, Gender & Ethnicity
University of Maryland

National Center for Institutional Diversity
University of Michigan

National Council for Research on Women
New York

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