Research is the heart of the CSRC. Support for research comes from external gifts and grants, university programs, and direct CSRC funding. The CSRC initiates in-house research projects and provides grant support for faculty and graduate students from a range of departments across the campus. A number of the in-house projects have broken new ground in their respective fields: sociology, education, media studies, art history, immigration rights, border issues, and women’s rights.
The CSRC also hosts a number of archival projects.
The CSRC Press regularly publishes reports and briefs of current research supported by the CSRC.