Faculty Research Interests and Opportunities
Below is a list of Faculty Research Interests and Research Opportunities for Students by Department and Program:
- Social Sciences
The Department of Anthropology specializes in diverse and intensive research themes all around our world.
Geography, Environment, & Society/Urban Studies
The Department of Geography, Environment & Society covers a vast array of themes in the field. Explore some of the research topics and specialties of our faculty.
The Department of History engages in research covering a wide variety of geographical regions, time periods and intellectual themes.
The Department of Economics' partnership with the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute provides unique opportunities for students
Research Centers & Collaborations
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Center for Medieval Studies, Institute for Global Studies, Minnesota Population Center
The Institute for Global Studies - Collabative for International Research Centers
IGS is one of several research centers that comprises the Collaborative for International Research Centers.
- Psychology, Health Care, and related fields
The Department of Psychology continues to rank as one of the top psychology departments in the world. We are one of the most productive psychology departments in terms of our research activity and the level of external contract and grant support awarded.
The Department of Educational Psychology helps tackle some of the toughest issues in education today, including achievement gaps, autism, and behavioral and social-emotional development.
- Arts & Humanities
American Indian Studies
COIN: Circle of Indigenous Nations, AISCC: American Indian Student Cultural Center, American Indian Cultural House, American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Canoe Rising
Canoe Rising: Student group dedicated to “studying indigenous canoe cultures and kinships between indigenous communities, their respective homelands and non-human relatives.”
Contact: Ines Diaz
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies faculty members are committed to the study of language and cultural phenomena of East, South, and Southeast Asia.
The Department of Chicano & Latino Studies is proud to be community partners with local and regional schools, programs, and organizations supporting a strong and vibrant Latino community and a healthy Minnesota community.
Classical & Near Eastern Studies
The Department of Classical Near Eastern Studies have research projects from our award-winning faculty, who travel all over the world examining artifacts from the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity, Projects on Resurrecting Early Christian Lives and The Temple Scroll of Qumran.
The Department of Communication Studies makes a strong commitment to undergraduate research with courses like COMM 3990 Research Practicum or COMM 3970 Directed Study are avenues for course-credit research.
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature
The Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature research focuses are diverse and we publish in top academic journals.