Doyle Undergraduate Fellows

Part of the Doyle Engaging Difference Program, the Undergraduate Fellows program brings faculty and students together to foster student engagement with difference through scholarship and interreligious, intercultural engagement on campus, in the D.C. community, and around the world.

Student fellows conduct original research projects that explore the broader implications of cultural and religious diversity, organize and participate in events and service projects, and blog regularly for the Berkley Center. The research theme for the Doyle Undergraduate Fellows program changes annually, and fellows are selected at the beginning of each academic year.

Given the increasing callenges of open dialogue across cultural and religious lines, the 2017-2018 Doyle student fellows will investigate new ideas and strategies at the local and national level to build bridges through interreligious and intercultural dialogue. Students will investigate questions including:

  • What are the successful habits and practices for sustainable justice and peacemaking?
  • In what ways is faith-inspired social justice activism responding to the challenges society is facing now, and planning for the future?
  • How are individuals and organizations on campus and in Washington, D.C. using religion/spirituality/religious discourse and protest to shape and nurture inclusive communities?

Doyle fellows will participate in visits to faith-inspired social justice organizations and religious sites, blog monthly about their experiences, and conduct interviews for publication on the Berkley Center website. Doyle fellows will also read and reflect on several academic articles about justice and the common good. Doyle fellows will attend one mandatory reflection meeting per month during the program with Berkley staff and faculty advisors.

Visit the Berkley Center page for more details.