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 has four comprehensive research initiatives focused on racial inequality: neighborhood/economic, health, and educational equity and disparities. 

  • Educational Equity and Disparities
  • Health Equity and Disparities
  • Neighborhood and Wealth Inequality
  • Public Policy