About Currents

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Currents publication connects scholarship in diversity, equity, and inclusion to practice and public discourse. Currents is a scholarship to practice journal that translates cutting-edge research into concise, accessible discussions to inform researchers, practitioners, leaders, policymakers, and the broader public conversation. All papers undergo a two-part review process, including a review by content experts and consideration for public accessibility.

Why "Currents"?

Following an afternoon of food and fellowship with our NCID team and a ripe discussion of our values, goals, and vision, we decided to name our scholarship to practice journal “Currents” for the images and feelings it elicited among us.

For us, the word “currents” evokes the imagery of water and electricity. Water currents wind and flowing while carving a path its destination.” An electrical current, meanwhile, is “catalytic, powers the world, and transmits information.”

Research can quietly inform our practice and fundamentally shape what we do and how we engage with communities and shift toward a more equitable society in the long-term. But if needed, research can be a catalyst for new and innovative ways of thinking about - and engaging in - practice. We hope that the collection of articles in each Currents issue adds to our readers' and practitioners' knowledge and skillset. Together, our research, practice, and collaboration can bring social change in support of marginalized communities.

We thank you for your readership and hope you appreciate what our research has to offer.