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About the Institute

Supported by a Grant from the Mellon Foundation

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway on Social Justice Scholarship and the ISGRJ Mission

RU President Jonathan Holloway

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“With grant funding from the 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

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

The Office of Undergraduate Intellectual Life

Under the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice and its Cross-Campus Director, Carlos Decena (who is also the Institute's New Brunswick Associate Director), The Office of Undergraduate Intellectual Life was founded to support students across Rutgers University.

The Office will be spearheading mentorship programs and initiatives to support student leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university.

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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

Rutgers University Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that the land on which we stand is the ancestral territory of the Lenape People. We pay respect to Indigenous people throughout the Lenape diaspora—past, present, and future—and honor those that have been historically and systemically disenfranchised. We also acknowledge that Rutgers University, like New Jersey and the United States as a nation, was founded upon the exclusions and erasures of Indigenous peoples.