The Institute for Diversity Science (IDS) is a research institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Its affiliated researchers conduct basic, applied, and translational research on the causes of group-based discrimination and effective ways to eliminate them. It provides an intellectual hub and collaborative research infrastructure for diversity scientists from all colleges and schools of UW–Madison. The institute also accommodates visiting fellows from other universities who spend time at the IDS to conduct diversity-related research.




Inclusion and Non-Discrimination: Do You Need Both for Effective Pro-Diversity Work?

June 14, 2023 

Featuring Tiffany Brannon, Kimberly Rios, and Angela Russell

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What is Diversity Science?

Diversity science is a field of investigation that uses rigorous empirical methods to examine issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is an interdisciplinary field that tries to understand what can be done to reduce group-based discrimination, promote the inclusion of members of marginalized groups, and create a society where members of all groups can thrive. The goal of diversity science is to identify the factors that contribute to the maintenance of group-based inequalities, while devising strategies to enact positive social change.

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The Institute for Diversity Science acknowledges that the University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop since time immemorial.