Academic Programs and Centers
Founded in 1972, the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern is a vibrant place for intellectual exchange, pedagological innovation, and community engagement. As you explore our website, you will notice our department's diasporic focus and its engagement with questions of race and blackness as they manifest all over the globe.
Asian American Studies offers a program of study that gives access to the long and rich histories, culture, and politics of Asians in the United States. The program consists of core faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and lecturers who offer over 20 courses.
The Buffett Institute sponsors and facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary scholarship on crucial problems facing the world. Our activities promote dialogue on international affairs enriching the educational program at Northwestern. Working with a variety of organizations and communities, we contribute to preparing exemplary global citizens.
Our mission is: (1) To bring together the social, life, and biomedical sciences to understand the origins, consequences, and policy solutions for contemporary health inequalities in the United States; and (2) to examine how broad social, race/ethnic, and economic disparities "get under the skin" and affect human development and physical health.
The Center for African American History (CAAH) draws together scholars from across the disciplines to promote the study of all aspects of African American history and the history of the African Diaspora.
The Center for Applied Health Research on Aging (CAHRA), a member center of Northwestern's Institute for Public Health and Medicine, is dedicated to promoting informed decision making and actions leading to optimal health and well-being among individuals and families over the life span.
Established in June of 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management, the Kellogg CEW is dedicated to helping senior-level women advance to top executive and board positions.
The Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC) is an interdepartmental forum for bringing together School of Communication faculty and students to address the emerging importance of globalization in communication studies.
The Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research (CHSOR) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Institute for Public Health and Medicine generates new knowledge to improve healthcare practice, population health and health equity by discovering which healthcare interventions work best for which people. Our research interests span a broad spectrum, from preventive services to diagnostic approaches and treatments to different forms of healthcare delivery, organization or financing.
CNAIR's mission is to advance scholarship, teaching, learning, and artistic or cultural practices related to Native American and Indigenous communities, priorities, histories, and lifeways. CNAIR is committed to building relationships with Native American and Indigenous communities and conducting meaningful and collaborative research.
The mission of the Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy is to stimulate research, dialogue, and civic engagement about the relationship between diversity and democratic politics.