IDCL’s research takes an interdisciplinary approach to critically engaging the most pressing issues related to diversity  in the Texas public sphere. Our work documents the religions and cultures of Texas and investigates the experiences of minority groups in the Texas public sphere.


Upstanders & Allyship

The following images link to two resources on the same topic. First streamed on Facebook Live, the video workshop can be viewed by clicking on the first image while the second image provides access to a PDF guide to accompany the video.

Inclusive Workplaces

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims may adopt new schedules around their religious practices including the daily fast from sunrise to sunset. Click the image below to find IDCL’s handout about Ramadan, what it means in Islam and what co-workers and employers can do to ensure that their Muslim colleagues can observe the holy month.

Islamophobia in Texas

After recognizing a rise in incidents of Islamophobia in Texas in the past year, IDCL convened a team of researchers to better understand the climate of Islamophobia in Texas. Drawing primarily from media reports, social media posts, and government documents from 2011 – 2016, the team developed a white paper that identifies patterns of anti-Muslim bias in Texas … Continue reading Islamophobia in Texas