Mission & Activities
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Mission & Activities

UNDERSTANDING AND COMBATING HATE THROUGH RESEARCH, SCHOLARSHIP, AND EDUCATION 

The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies advances the interdisciplinary field of Hate Studies and disseminates new theories, models, and discoveries about hate.

As a working definition, Hate Studies inquires into “the human capacity to define, and then dehumanize or demonize, an ‘other,’ and the processes that inform and give expression to, or can curtail, control, or combat, that capacity.”

In furtherance of its mission, the Institute for Hate Studies

  • Publishes the Journal of Hate Studies
  • Convenes the International Conference on Hate Studies
  • Hosts the annual Take Action Against Hate Banquet
  • Presents the annual Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Awards
  • Coordinates educational events
  • Fosters interdisciplinary courses and course materials on the study of hate
  • Conducts interdisciplinary research on hate and directly related social problems
  • Consults with and provides research findings, data, and curricular innovations to interested schools, organizations, and agencies
  • Provides graduate and undergraduate level research awards in Hate Studies
  • Maintains a website, listserv, and social networking sites on Hate Studies
  • Advocates for the field of Hate Studies and encourages increased discussion about hate across disciplines
  • Answers inquiries from the media, government, and governmental organizations
  • Serves as a central address for those interested in better understanding hatred
As part of a Jesuit institution located in Spokane, Washington, the Institute for Hate Studies advances the social justice mission of the University as well as its commitments to academic excellence, diversity, global engagement, and peacebuilding. 
INSTITUTE FOR HATE STUDIES
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 43
Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3665
hatestudies@gonzaga.edu

Located at:
Rosauer Center for Education
RC 106
714 E. Boone Ave
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA 99258