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The Social Transformation Research Collaborative

Social Transformation Research Collaborative
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Advancing the Humanities of Healing and Restoration

DePaul’s Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC) supports research in the humanities as a source of justice and healing for communities historically shaped by, and continuously facing, racism, violence, and dispossession.

Through interdisciplinary research in literature and language, history and culture, the STRC demonstrates how the humanities deepen our understanding of ourselves and our society, and empower us to act, ethically and responsibly, to counter racism, dismantle violence, and build a more just and equitable society.

Meet the STRC Steering Committee

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2024 Theme:
Anti-Racism, Transformation, and Healing through the Humanities

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Summer Institute for New Students

Selected newly admitted DePaul undergraduates took part in the Collaborative's one-week Summer Institute where they joined a dynamic group of faculty, staff, current and past DePaul students, and special guests to explore various modes, genres, and forms of stories and storytelling that connect with the Institute's yearly theme. Learn more about this year's Summer Institute.

News and Announcements


STRC announces faculty fellows for 2023-24

STRC fellows composing the second cohort will study topics of Peruvian culture, Mexican neighborhoods in Chicago, narratives of asylees, and developing and managing archival collections.

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