Community Studies Center

Welcome to the Community Studies Center

The mission of the CSC is to create collaborative communities of inquiry. Faculty, students and community partners engage in interdisciplinary field research to create shared knowledge, working toward greater equality, peace and social justice.


Rwanda Mosaic: After Genocide and Apartheid Spring 2019
Information Sessions: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 12:00pm & Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:00pm in the HUB Side Room 204.
The 2019 Rwanda Mosaic: After Genocide and Apartheid offers students from all majors the opportunity to join an interdisciplinary research team that will explore how a society grapples with trauma and devastation in the aftermath of genocide. Students will learn about the background of genocide, the role played by the media, religious groups, and the international community; the phenomenon of genocide denial, mechanisms of justice systems, and specific topics related to post-genocide reconstruction. The research team will interview Rwandans working to bring perpetrators to justice and creating institutions and programs to create the conditions for reconciliation and peace. At the end of the program, students will work together on an exposition showcasing their research.  On-Campus Study Plus 2-Weeks Field Research in Rwanda May 20-June 3, 2019
For more information contact: Andrew Bale (Art & Art History), Jeremy Ball (History), Jean-Pierre Karegeye (Philosophy) and/or Center for Global Studies and Engagement To apply please visit the Global Study & Engagement page.

Carlisle Indian School Digitization Project Highlighted on the Front Page of the Navajo Times
The Archives and Special Collections department of Dickinson College partnered with the Community Studies Center to create a website that brings together and makes available the various photographs, letters, and administrative files pertaining to the more than 10,000 students who attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS) between 1879 and 1918. There is now a searchable database for those individuals who wish to search for more information on the CIIS and/or the students who attended the school.