Detroit Studies


The Institute for Detroit Studies at Marygrove College promotes the knowledge, appreciation, and connection to the City of Detroit through

  • lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances
  • workshops, programs, and presentations held on campus and throughout the metropolitan area
  • research activities and visiting scholar programs
  • online resources


Defining Detroit
A series of lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances focusing on the City of Detroit. The series has brought to the campus well-known Detroit historians, writers, and artists, among them Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas J. Sugrue, Kevin Boyle, Heather Thompson, Philip Levine, Cholly Atkins, Naomi Long Madgett, Lawrence Joseph, and Desiree Cooper.

Web Resources:

For more information, please contact:

Shaun S. Nethercott, PhD
Executive Director
Institute for Detroit Studies
Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221
Phone: (313) 927-1372
Cell/Text: (313) 980-2711

Michigan History Interview with Former IDS Director Thomas A. Klug



Scholarship Programs

Scholarship Programs

Scholarships are available for Master's programs. Please contact the admissions department for more information at 313-927-1240 or email at

Financial Aid Available

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