Research

The UIC Dialogue Initiative actively pursues a research agenda that focuses on understanding of learning and intended behavioral changes through the use of dialogue. the following presentations and papers represent current and past work by the UIC Dialogue Initiative and its collaborators. Please refer questions about this research to Co-Directors Jessica Joslin and Charu Thakral.

Selected Papers and Presentations

Thakral, C., Maxwell, K. (2014). Institutionalizing Dialogue-based Diversity Education: Realities of Campus Process and Practices. Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Network for Academic Renewal Conference, Diversity Learning and Student Success: Policy Practice, Privilege, Chicago, IL.

Vasquez, P., Thakral, C. & Whitley, S. (2014). “Student Affairs and Academic Affairs Partnerships: The Potential and Hope for Collaborations that Matter. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Vasquez, P., Thakral, C. & Whitley, S. (2014). A Transformative Pre/Post Assessment of the UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar. 33rd Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Diego, CA.

Thakral, C., Vasquez, P., Bottoms, B., Matthews, A.K., Whitley, S. & Hicks, S. (2013). “The UIC First-Year Dialogue Seminar: A Pre/post Assessment of Changes in Student Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors.” Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference. St. Louis, MO.

Blancas, M.A.., Thakral, C., Hicks, S., Inman, P. (2013). “An Intra-group Dialogue Course at the University of Illinois at Chicago.” Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference. St. Louis, MO. Powers, B., Krauss-Whitbourne, S. (2013). Dialogue and Fellowship Advising: Developing Personal and Social Identity Awareness in Candidates. National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA) 7th Biennial Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Cairo, D.K., Whitley, S., Hicks, S., Gordon, R., Thakral, C., Vasquez, P. (2013). These Bootstraps Were Made for Talkin’: Disrupting Meritocratic Socialization through Intergroup Dialogue. Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 2013 Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Thakral, C., Hicks, S., Whitley, S., Vasquez, P. (2013). “Changing the Course of the Coursework: Dialogue-Based Diversity & Social Justice Curriculum at the University of Illinois at Chicago,” Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 2013 Annual Meeting. New York, NY.

Hicks, S. & Cairo, D. Thakral, C. & Gordon, R. (2012). “We Worked it Out: The Intergroup Collaborative Project of the Intergroup Dialogue Process.” 14th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference. Chicago, IL. Nagda, B.A., Thakral, C.. Maxwell, K. (2012).”Intergroup Dialogue: What do we know? How are we growing? Where are we going?” National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) 5th Annual National Conference. Seattle, WA.