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Faculty Affiliates

Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, co-founder of CRGE

Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill, Founding Director of CRGE

Dr. Ruth Enid Zambrana, co-founder of CRGE

Dr. Ruth Enid Zambrana, co-founder of CRGE

CRGE was founded in 1998 by a group of pioneers who developed a small but growing and increasingly important area of knowledge in the contemporary academy, intersectional scholarship. It was the first university-wide interdisciplinary research center of its kind and has been integral to the process of advancing intersectional qualitative and mixed-methods research on the University of Maryland, College Park campus.

Since its founding, CRGE has remained dedicated to its goals of promoting and advancing intersectional scholarship and transferring knowledge gained to the upcoming generation of scholars. The work of CRGE continues to demonstrate the ways faculty engagement in institution building, intellectual collaboration, and mentoring can transform and strengthen diversity efforts throughout a campus. CRGE is poised to continue its growth as a first-class research center dedicated to understanding the intersections of inequality and social justice. We would like to thank all of you who make this possible.


Further reading:

Emerging Intersections: Race, Class and Gender in Theory, Policy, and Practice. Ed. B. T. Dill and R. E. Zambrana. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 2009.

  • Chapter 10 – Dill, B. T. “Intersections, Identities, and Inequalities in Higher Education” (pp. 229-252).
  • Chapter 11 – Dill, B. T., Zambrana, R. E., McLaughlin, A. “Transforming the Campus Climate through Institutions, Collaboration, and Mentoring” (pp. 253-273).