The DCII provides a home for informal, collaborative groups of scholars who wish to meet together to discuss and advance shared interdisciplinary interests. Clusters are convened by faculty, staff, and graduate students across campus, and are designed to benefit participants’ research or teaching activities.
Clusters meet at least twice each semester for meetings and events, including holding reading groups, bringing in speakers, organizing workshops, and developing joint research projects. The DCII provides funding and organizational support for these activities. Clusters are open to participants from any and all disciplines and departments at SMU, and some Clusters also welcome participants from other universities and the broader DFW community.
Below is a list of active Research Clusters. Faculty, staff, and students interested in participating in a Cluster should contact the Cluster conveners.