“Intergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference …” released in paperback

IGD book coverIntergroup Dialogue: Engaging Difference, Social Identities, and Social Justice – edited by Ximena Zuniga, Gretchen Lopez, & Kristie Ford – is now available for purchase in paperback.

“Intergroup dialogue is a form of democratic engagement that fosters communication, critical reflection, and collaborative action across social and cultural divides. Engaging social identities is central to this approach. In recent years, intergroup dialogue has emerged as a promising social justice education practice that addresses pressing issues in higher education, school and community settings. This edited volume 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.” – About the Book at Routledge.com

For more information, to order a complimentary teaching/desk copy, or to purchase, visit the Routledge book page: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138949539

The paperback volume is also available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Intergroup-Dialogue…/dp/1138949531/

SU IGD Facilitators On The Move

IntergroupDialogueFall14Congratulations are in order for several of our IGD Program colleagues and collaborators!

Although we will miss them, we offer our warmest wishes to Dean Tiffany Steinwert who begins a position as Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Wellesley College this fall and Dr. Chase Catalano who is now Assistant Professor in Higher Education Leadership and Student Affairs at Western Illinois University.

We also sent off with warm felicidades several graduates from this past year including Michael Riley and Tiffany Curtis who completed M.S. degrees in Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education and undergraduate Kyrani Reneau who completed her studies in Spanish and International Relations. Tiffany (Curtis) is now working as a national training specialist for the Posse Foundation office in New York City and Kyrani is getting started as a master’s student in the public policy and administration program at Northwestern University in Chicago – where Michael has also moved.

And this fall, Jermaine Soto begins a dissertation and teaching fellowship in the Department of Sociology at Middle Tennessee State University in the Nashville area, a little closer actually to co-facilitator Wendy Nastasi who is in central Florida also dedicating time to dissertation writing.

We look forward to staying in touch with our IGD family across these new locations!

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: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/56584.


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 jsoto01@syr.edu

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