Augsburg College: American Indian Studies Department
About: The American Indian Studies Department offers students the opportunity to learn about the original, indigenous cultures of North America. It provides a multidisciplinary understanding of the history and present situation of Indigenous peoples of the Americas. The Department emphasizes the interrelations among history, culture, language, literature, the arts, philosophy, religion, political and social forces, and the legal status and sovereignty of American Indians
Bethel University Reconciliation Studies
Contact: Claudia May
Address: 3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112
Phone: 651.638.6400 (general number)
About: We are divided in many ways including by race, culture, gender, social class, and religion. This is true in many parts of the world—Northern Ireland, Palestine/Israel, Zimbabwe, Guatemala, Burma, and elsewhere—as well as in the cities, suburbs, and rural towns of the United States. Within the Anthropology and Sociology Departments, Bethel University developed a bachelor’s degree in reconciliation studies that is biblically framed and designed to equip students with knowledge, experience, and skills in the areas of cultural and religious diversity, sociology, conflict resolution, spiritual disciplines, social and economic justice issues (racism, sexism, classism), and related topics.
Hamline University: Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice
Contact: Nur Mood, Coordinator
Address: Anderson Center, Room 318, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: See staff directory
About: The Wesley Center connects the pursuit of the common good with growth of the whole person through compassionate action and courageous reflection.
Hamline University: Social Justice Department
Contact: Valerie Chepp, Assistant Professor
Address: 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-523-2053, social justice faculty
About: The Social Justice major at Hamline University empowers students to become informed, active, and dynamic problem solvers. The major provides students with the knowledge to analyze current social ills and the practical skills to combat them, while developing skills related to political and legal systems. Students studying social justice examine a variety of topics in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of conceptions of social justice and social justice movements. Students studying social justice are committed to challenging inequality and injustice.
Macalester College: American Studies
Address: Neill Hall, Room 114, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Staff Directory: https://www.macalester.edu/academics/americanstudies/facultystaff/
About: American Studies serves as the academic focal point for the study of race and ethnicity in a national and transnational frame. The department provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of racial categories and racialized experiences in the United States by encouraging close and systematic examination of a wide range of cultural and political narratives, and by creating structured opportunities to apply theoretical concepts in concrete settings of civic engagement.
Metropolitan State University: Ethnic Studies
Address: 700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106
About: Ethnic Studies is a study of people of color and their experience in all dimensions of life. Our curriculum aims to understand and pose questions that critically consider notions of and meanings regarding race, sexuality, gender, class, nation, indigeneity and immigration.
Metropolitan State University: Urban Teaching Program
Address: 1450 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55108
About: Metropolitan State’s School of Urban Education is designed to meet the need of urban schools for diverse teachers who can improve students’ educational achievement. The School of Urban Education prepares prospective teachers who can build on the talents and resiliency of diverse urban learners for success in school and life.
St. Catherine University: Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity
Contact: Prof. Nancy Heitzeg
Address: 2004 Randolph Ave. – St. Paul, MN 55105
About: Critical studies of race and ethnicity students explore the implications of socially constructed identities and systems of power and privilege. Students will study and research a range of topics through the lens of race and ethnicity including media representations; the criminal justice system; immigration policy; hate crimes and legal responses; history and legacy of slavery; Black feminist thought; American Indians in the Southwest; and campus climate.
University of Minnesota: African American and African Studies
About: African American & African Studies (AA&AS) is a place to make connections across the complexities of Africa, Black America, and the African diaspora. Multidisciplinary in its approach to learning, AA&AS students are exposed to the pressing challenges of the modern world, as well as possibilities for transformations through the study of African American and African history, literature, and culture, and the study of Africa in global perspectives.
University of Minnesota: American Indian Studies
Address: 19 Scott Hall, 72 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
About: American Indian studies is dedicated to advancing awareness and understanding of the histories and contemporary experiences of American Indian people. The program focuses on the native peoples of the United States and Canada, but also draws on the experiences of indigenous peoples from other parts of the world. This multidisciplinary field looks at the histories, cultures, arts, languages, literatures, philosophies, religions, economies, politics, and legal status of indigenous peoples. The program also focuses on the many differences that have separated tribal nations as sovereign bodies and on the many similarities that unite them in common interests and causes. It gives special attention to the sovereignty of American Indian nations as this is expressed in all walks of life – from the preservation and revitalization of native languages to the protection and retention of native lands.
University of Minnesota: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
About: The Center promotes academic research, education and public awareness on the Shoah, other genocides and current forms of mass violence.
University of Minnesota: Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity
Address: University of Minnesota Law School, Walter F. Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Staff Directory: http://www1.law.umn.edu/metro/people.html
About: Formerly the Institute on Race and Poverty, the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity investigates the ways that laws, policies and practices affect development patterns in U.S. metropolitan regions, with a particular focus on the growing social and economic disparities within these areas. Its work includes studies on school segregation.
University of Minnesota: Program in Health Disparities
Address: 717 Delaware Street SE, Suite #166, Minneapolis, MN 55414
About: The Program in Health Disparities Research seeks to promote health equity through collaborative research, education and trusted partnerships.
University of Minnesota: Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
Address: Humphrey School of Public Affairs, 217 Humphrey Center, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 626-8093
About: The Wilkins Center is dedicated to finding solutions to racial and ethnic inequality. Using an integrated model of research, dialogue, and community partnerships, the center guides and empowers policymakers and community leaders in developing and promoting solutions to the problems of racism and racial and ethnic inequality.
University of St. Thomas Justice and Peace Studies
About: The Justice and Peace Studies department builds on a philosophy of engaged learning we call “The Circle of Praxis.” From early in their college careers we encourage students to get involved in real-life situations of injustice, poverty and social conflict. Students connect with other students on campus and with community organizations around Minneapolis-St. Paul. Many of our students do international study or urban immersion programs and do double majors.
World Without Genocide/Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Address: 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
About: World Without Genocide works to protect innocent people around the world; prevent genocide by combating racism and prejudice; advocate for the prosecution of perpetrators; and remember those whose lives and cultures have been destroyed by violence.