The mission of the Michael A. Middleton Center promotes excellence in the multi-disciplinary study of race, citizenship, and justice in the United States. The Middleton Center supports and promotes scholarship and engagement on these issues within and beyond the University of Missouri. It is led by a partnership between the College of Arts and Science and the School of Law.
We accomplish our mission through fostering and supporting collaborative research and engagement in the three pillars of race, citizenship, and justice.
The Center gathers and analyzes historical and contemporary knowledge; and fosters dialogue and engagement across a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The Center conducts both theoretical and applied research with the goal of improving the lives of those who are affected by disparities in education, health and economic opportunities.
The Center serves as the focal point where a multitude of perspectives and ideas come together and create the multi-disciplinary collaborations and critical conversations required to accomplish our mission.
The Center promotes social advancement for all members of our Mizzou campus, our community, our state, and our world in the spirit of the University of Missouri’s values – respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.