The Cook Center offers Duke undergraduate students the opportunity to advance their understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality while broadening their perspectives on the complex challenges faced by marginalized communities.
Every semester, the Cook Center offers Duke courses that explore topics of inequality as well as an Inequality Studies Minor in partnership with Duke’s Department of History. Undergraduate students who enroll in these classes pursue research around issues of social equity across a range of social science methods.
Additionally, the Cook Center offers research assistantships to qualified undergraduate Duke students who have an interest in gaining hands-on experience in the research process. Availability varies by semester and faculty need.
Inequality Studies Minor
The Inequality Studies Minor provides a way for Duke undergraduate students to advance their understanding of inequality and pursue research around issues of social equity across a range of social scientific methods.
Our undergraduate research assistants at the Cook Center gain practical research skills, expand their knowledge on the complexities of equity issues, and develop a deeper understanding of the real-world implications of social disparities.