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Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research - People


Harnessing the Power of Transdisciplinary Research:
Faculty members from multiple disciplines come together to partner with community organizations and groups. These TDR teams identify structural inequalities and other social justice concerns, and submit research proposals which are peer-reviewed. The Consortium’s small grants are used for course releases, student researchers, and capacity-building of community partners.

Meet our faculty researchers


Empowering the Next Generation of Social Justice Researchers to Collaborate with Community:
Graduate, professional, and undergraduate students participate in research teams, learning first-hand about social justice research, creating new knowledge through transdisciplinary collaborations, and translating research into action with community partners. Students also participate in professional development opportunities offered by the Consortium.

Meet our student researchers

community involvement

Translating Research into Community Action:
TDR teams collaborate with community partners to develop transformative, novel solutions, and to tackle intransigent structural inequalities. Teams address local to global challenges with outcomes designed to translate research into meaningful social justice action.

Meet our community partners


The Consortium is directed by Dr. Cate Fosl (Arts & Sciences), and Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes (Law). A lead partner working group includes Professor Cedric Merlin Powell (Law), Dr. Faye Jones (Medicine), and Dr. Monica Wendel (Public Health). This lead partner working group consults a Consortium Steering Committee, as well as an University Advisory Committee.

From 2017-2020, a Research Manager and Graduate Assistants have managed day-to-day operations with the directors. This includes Research Managers Em Nordling (2018-20), Dr. Keri Mathis (Acting, 2018), and Cassia Herron (2017-18). Several Administrative Graduate Assistants have worked with the Consortium from 2017-20, including: Dr. Keri Mathis (2017-18) (Wake Forest), Dr. Michelle Day, Sara Williams, and Adrienne Smith.


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