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Over the years, our wonderful Summer Research Institute participants have provided us with feedback regarding their experiences at the institute.  Here is a sampling of their insights:



“Having a group of minority scholars who share, empathize, and appreciate the inequities with being a minority in Academia has been incredible. I am often   reminded that I am not going through this alone and that there are a number of intelligent, hard-working, and dedicated scholars who want me to succeed — in other words, my perspective and research are indeed important and valuable to my discipline and field of criminology.”

Anthony Peguero
, 2007/2008 SRI Participant

Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech



“I knew that the SRI was outstanding for mentoring, and it presented a great opportunity to work on a project and become embedded within a great network. My mentor greatly improved my writing, thinking, and my presentation of research.” 


Michael Walker, 2014 SRI Participant

Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska-Omaha, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice




It is hard to overestimate the privilege of being surrounded by brilliant and supportive peers as you cultivate your ideas

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, 2014 SRI Participant

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Temple University