Research Initiatives


kirwan priority

The Kirwan Institute strives to provide innovative, compelling and strategic research to both academic audiences and the broader community. Much of the Institute’s research is applied and policy oriented, providing informed direction and assistance to social justice advocates, communities, funders and policy makers. 

Currently, the Institute is working to consolidate its research focus, with three main initiatives centered on racial inequality in the comprehensive areas: neighborhood/economic, health, and educational equity and disparities.

  • Neighborhood & Wealth Inequality
  • Health Equity & Disparities
  • Educational Equity & Disparities