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About the Institute

Supported by a Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Humanities Research with Public Impact

Spanning the full breadth of Rutgers University, the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice is a vibrant intellectual corridor, bringing together scholars and creatives doing humanistic research in a way that advances their research, increases its public relevance and impact, and allows them to reach and learn from communities and publics beyond the academy.


Image credit: Mahinour Abdou, The Golden Recovery No. 4; Self Portrait—Islamic Stitches

Abdou Golden Recovery No4–Self Portrait — Islamic Stitches


“With grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice will help leverage Rutgers’ own history and demographic complexity so that it can redefine what excellence looks like amidst long-standing national narratives that have suggested that the very people who make Rutgers distinct lack talent, drive, initiative, impulse control, and intelligence."
—Jonathan Holloway, Rutgers University President and University Professor

Cross-Campus Collaboration

In spaces both distinct from and embedded within academic units, faculty from across the campuses, and in collaboration with various constituencies and groups, work together to imagine how their research and scholarship can have a transformative impact in community contexts and in the public sphere.

Image credit: People's Painters Mural

Peoples Painting Mural