Learn how social, economic and political issues shape the lives of people of African descent, and apply this specialized understanding in your choice of life paths.

What is America? What is the American experience? How do the answers to these questions vary depending on who is being asked? You will think deeply and critically about these questions and about the role of the U.S. in matters near and far.

Students in this program become knowledgeable, flexible professionals, change agents, researchers, educators and advocates by critically addressing diverse intersectional experiences, quality of life and justice issues, field-based applications, and research for ongoing learning and writing.

Are you a graduate student who intends to teach, perform research or pursue a career related to gender studies? You can be better equipped to tackle important contemporary issues with extensive knowledge about gender research, theory and the ways gender is structured into our society and culture, obtained through the interdisciplinary training of this program.

Receive transdisciplinary training in theory and methods needed to conduct original, cutting-edge research that will contribute to the larger field of women, gender and sexuality studies.

Whether you are an experienced educator working in tribal communities or new to exploring the topic, this program can help you create practical solutions to unique issues. Researchers and students work collaboratively with native communities and contribute to the advancement of new knowledge, practice and policy in American Indian and Indigenous education.

Are you a future scholar or change agent who wants to conduct research and evaluate policies that promote social change? This program is composed of scholars dedicated to creating and implementing innovations to change the world.

Take a unique approach to the study of justice in this doctoral program based on the knowledge that no one solution works for all. Examine the intersecting forms of injustice, engage multiple visions of justice, and upon graduation be ready to transform communities by empowering those silenced by inequality.

Avail yourself of training and knowledge of sexual communities, and learn transdisciplinary perspectives about how understandings of sexualities have informed social relations, the legal system, the body and health, policies and institutions of the state.

Move beyond formal school curricula and expose yourself to nonformal and informal types of learning and public pedagogies that have the potential to make a real-world impact across a variety of social contexts and settings.

Learn to think critically about social, cultural and political dimensions of social transformation. Explore historical and current dynamics from diverse theories, conduct interdisciplinary research and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary for positioning yourself as an effective contributor toward social change.

What exactly are the social justice problems associated with income inequalities? And why should you care? Explore such issues in depth and learn how to apply this knowledge to develop fair and just socioeconomic policies and practices that can make our world better.

Gain a deeper understanding of gender issues and receive advanced training in gender-related research. This program offers you an intersectional, transdisciplinary approach to finding practical solutions for real problems, which you can apply in a wide range of nonacademic careers.