Student Fellows Program: Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (Fall 2021)

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The Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging seeks applications from NYU Law students for student fellow positions to commence in Fall 2021. The Center’s mission is to advance interdisciplinary scholarship on diversity, inclusion, and belonging; support the Law School as it strives to live up to those values; and share expertise with the broader world through targeted engagement with external institutions.

In this particular semester, these positions are intended to provide research assistance for the Center’s faculty director, Kenji Yoshino, and executive director, David Glasgow, who are co-writing a book on the topic of how to have diversity conversations. The book will focus in particular on how the more privileged party—men on gender, white people on race, straight and cisgender people on LGBTQ issues, and nondisabled people on disability issues—can engage in more effective dialogue on these topics, whether in the workplace, educational institutions, or with family, friends, or neighbors. It will address conversations where the more privileged party is a source of non-inclusive behavior, and also conversations where the more privileged party enters conversations as an “ally” to advance inclusion for the benefit of another person or group.

The student fellows will conduct research on a range of subjects relevant to the topic of diversity conversations under Professor Yoshino and Professor Glasgow’s supervision. Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,500 for the semester and be featured on the Center’s website. The anticipated time commitment is an average of 8 hours per week over 12 weeks.


If you are interested, please submit the following materials in a single PDF to the Center’s Executive Director, David Glasgow, at


  • Cover letter explaining why you would like to become a student fellow of the Center and your interest in the fields of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Resume
  • Unofficial NYU Law transcript


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and students from all class levels are welcome to apply.


To learn more about the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, visit