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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:

“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

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“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

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“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