The Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies (RIGS) Initiative brought the OpEd Project to campus to work with RIGS-affiliated faculty of color and women faculty to translate research for audiences beyond the campus walls.

The OpEd Project was founded to:

Increase the public impact of our nation's top underrepresented thinkers, and to ensure our ideas help shape the important conversations of our age. The root problem is not a lack of knowledge or experience, but a culture in which minority voices (especially women) rarely have the inside information, high-level support and inside connections to become influential on a large scale.

Fifteen University of Minnesota faculty participated in a 2-day workshop, crafting opeds that draw on their interdisciplinary expertise. Updates will be added as participants' work is published in the press.

This workshop was possible with generous support from the College of Liberal Art's Joan Aldous Grants and the Office of the Provost.