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The Center for Academic Pluralism in NYC is home to scholars who produce and disseminate scholarship to improve the climate of discourse within higher education, and advance HxA’s mission.

Many people are pushing for change in higher education, but change won’t come through activism alone. Ideas are the currency of the academy, and advocates for change need the best ideas and evidence available in order to be effective.

Research fellows working at The Center will undertake advanced, interdisciplinary research at the intersection of intellectual pluralism and their fields of expertise. By bringing diverse and interdisciplinary scholars together to identify, conduct, and disseminate research about constructive discourse, we can begin filling gaps where it is most needed, and distilling research into actionable tools and resources.

Scholars will also work to aggregate the existing research and share the highlights widely. The outcome will be a comprehensive and up-to-date intellectual resource for everyone working to improve the climate of discourse in higher education.

The Center is funded by a generous lead grant from Templeton Religion Trust and will open in NYC in September 2023. If you are interested in supporting The Center, please reach out to

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Now Recruiting 2024-25 Fellows

The Center for Academic Pluralism is invites applications for Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellows to join the Center for the 2024-25 academic year. 

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