Open Position – Job Announcement for Program Coordinator

Interested in joining our team?

The Intergroup Dialogue Program is accepting applications for the position of Program Coordinator. Details are provided in the attached position announcement. Applicants may find more information through Syracuse University Job Opportunities:


Newly Published: Co-edited volume on Intergroup Dialogue as Social Justice Education

Routledge IGD book coverRoutledge recently published Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social Identity & Social Justice co-edited by Intergroup Dialogue Program Faculty Director Gretchen Lopez along with Ximena Zuniga (University of Massachusetts at Amherst) and Kristie A. Ford (Skidmore College).  Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social Identity & Social Justice (Zuniga, Lopez, & Ford, 2014) provides a thoughtful and comprehensive overview of intergroup dialogue spanning conceptual frameworks for practice, and most notably a diverse set of research studies which examine in detail the processes and learning that take place through dialogue.

This book addresses questions from the fields of education, social psychology, sociology, and social work, offering specific recommendations and examples related to curriculum and pedagogy. Furthermore, it contributes to an understanding of how to constructively engage students and others in education about difference, identities, and social justice. This book was originally published as a special issue of Equity & Excellence in Education.

Intergroup Dialogue_Page_1For more information, click here. To order click here.

IGD Faculty Director Leads AAC&U Bringing Theory to Practice Funded Initiative at SU

BTtoP Well-being Initiative-1_Page_01Dr. Gretchen Lopez, Intergroup Dialogue Program Director and faculty member in Cultural Foundations of Education, is primary investigator in a university-wide research project, From Self to Civic: Promoting Student Well-being through Communities of Engaged Learning, at Syracuse University. The research project implements a multi-method approach to studying the impact of civic engagement on student well-being and aims to capture the fullness and complexity of student engagement in and outside of the classroom. The American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) recently awarded the research project a Bringing Theory to Practice research initiative grant ($10,000). Professor Lopez (School of Education), along with co-investigators Dessa Bergen-Cico and Jeffrey Pauline (Falk College), will measure facets of socio-emotional well-being for students enrolled in Intergroup Dialogue (SOC/WGS/CFE 230); Personal and Social Responsibility (SPM 101); and Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Stress Reduction (HTW 405/605). This research will illustrate examples of faculty commitment to education the whole student.

Intergroup Dialogue Program to Sponsor Book Talk: Penny Rosenwasser

The Intergroup Dpenny wassermanialogue Program is sponsoring a book talk, “Hope Into Practice,” featuring author Penny Rosenwasser. Rosenwasser will discuss her new book, Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite our Fears. Penny Rosenwasser is an academic and an activist. She teaches Anti-Arabism/Anti-Semitism classes with a Palestinian colleague at City College of San Francisco. She has performed in and organized women’s music festivals, and has been active on issues ranging from ending nuclear power and weapons to feminism and queer liberation, to peace and racial justice.The talk will take place at noon on Monday, March 24th in the Peter Grahm Commons in Bird Library. A light lunch will be provided and an opportunity for dialogue will follow the talk. For more information, please contact Diane Swords.

This talk is co-sponsored by:

Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
Women and Gender Studies Department
Political Science Department
Cultural Foundations of Education Department
Hendricks Chapel
Judaic Studies Program
Religion Department
Anthropology Department
Sociology Department

Jermaine Soto Gives Talk at SUNY Cortland

Jermaine_cortlandtalk2Intergroup Dialogue facilitator, Jermaine Soto, gave a talk at State University of New York at Cortland on Friday, Thursday 20th as part of Cortland’s Black History Month speaker series. Jermaine’s presentation, “Engaging Race within the Dialogic Space: Emotional Labor (Not) Lost” focused on his experiences and reflections as a man of color facilitating dialogues on Race & Ethnicity. Over 40 faculty and students attended the hour long talk which explored the emotional labor of teaching/learning about inequality from an embodied standpoint. If you would like to learn more about the presentation, please contact Jermaine Soto at

Intergroup Dialogue Program sponsors 7th Annual Conference on Equity & Social Justice

esj-logo-300x124The Intergroup Dialogue Program is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Conference on Equity and Social Justice. The conference theme is Social Justice Education Out of Bounds: New Frameworks and Alliances and includes breakout sessions from IGD facilitators, from SOE faculty and graduate students as well as groups from The College of Saint Rose, SUNY Cortland, University of Rochester, the Syracuse community, and more.

Peter McLaren, renowned scholar and activist, and Brian Jones, teacher, actor, and activists, will be providing keynote addresses.

The registration fee for students is $25 and includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception. More information and the full schedule can be found at

And, of course, don’t forget to check out facilitators Chase Catalano, Mary Cannito-Coville, Meredith Madden and Wendy Nastasi during their research panel presentation, Crossing Boundaries: Dialogic Inquiry Between Classroom-Community Locations, at 9:45 am.

Congratulations Student Leadership Institute

We congratulate our partner the Division of Student Affairs’ Student Leadership Institute for being selected as the Silver Award Winner in the NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Excellence Award’s program in the category sli_logoof Outstanding Leadership Development program.This national recognition by the largest professional organization for Higher Education educators and administrators is the culmination of over three-years of continuous work by the Institute’s faculty and partners designing, implementing, and continuously improving the Institute’s core curriculum, assessment methodology, and strategic partnerships. IGD is proud to contribute to SLI by facilitating the Intergroup Dialogue learning track for this year’s cohort (2013-2014) and through presenting at the SLI Conference (2012). Congratulations SLI students, SLI chair Kerry Foxx and The Division of Student Affairs! We look forward to future collaborations! For more information on the NASPA award click here. For more information on SLI click here.

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