This guide will help you get started doing research on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is not meant to be comprehensive of all identities and experiences.

For a broad overview of the diversity, equity, and inclusion research landscape, we recommend the following introductory books.

HKS Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Collection

The HKS Library's Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Collection offers books and films that foster communication and discussion on diversity, inclusion, and belonging at HKS. It represents and celebrates the multitude of identities and backgrounds that make up our vibrant community. It features texts that highlight the direct experiences – whether joyful, painful, or otherwise – of those who have faced systemic marginalization and oppression. It focuses on novels, poetry, literary nonfiction, memoirs, and essays.

The DIB Collection is driven by the HKS community including key partners in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (ODIB) and the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project within the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Explore the DIB Collection online or in person in the HKS Library Commons.

HKS Political Buttons Collection: Digital Exhibits

Curated selections from our Political Buttons at HKS Collection are available as interactive digital exhibits. These exhibits are projects of the HKS Library with support from the Dean’s Office, Academic Deans’ Office, and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

HKS Initiatives

Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (OEDIB)

Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging logoThe Harvard Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (OEDIB) works across the University to champion an institutional culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

OEDIB hosts events, provides grants, creates connections and curates resources Harvard-wide, and recommends support resources for community members of marginalized identities.