Believe with us.

The name CRE2 was inspired by the imperative form of the verb creer in Spanish, cree, which means believe.

CRE2 brings the research force of Washington University to study how race and ethnicity are integral to the most complex and challenging issues of our time. We believe in field-defining research, innovative learning, and strategic engagement that will transform scholarship, policy, and clinical interventions where race and ethnicity are at the center. 

Research art

Believe in Research

We galvanize and incubate new research architectures and vocabularies, insurgent methodologies and practices, and novel interventions.

Learning art

Believe in Learning

We design next-generation learning opportunities and innovative environments that bring our community members together.

Community Art

Believe in Community

We cultivate the cross-campus hub where local, national, and global citizens and leaders can connect, collaborate, and believe together.

Hudson named director of Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Darrell Hudson, an associate professor at the Brown School, will become director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1. Hudson has served as a CRE2 associate director since July 2022. Hudson also has courtesy appointments with the Department of Psychiatry, at the School of Medicine, and the Department of Sociology, in Arts & Sciences, and he is a faculty scholar with the Institute for Public Health.

Featured Research

CRE2 Faculty Affiliate Featured on the National Women’s History Exhibit on Black Feminism

CRE2 Faculty Affiliate, Marlon Bailey, has been featured on the National Women’s History Exhibit on Black Feminism that is at the MLK Memorial Library in Washington, DC as well as online. Watch a clip from his interview here.

CRE2 Graduate Affiliate Publishes in the Hispanic Review

CRE2 Graduate Affiliate, Juan Manuel Ramírez Velázquez‘s article “Sowing Wheat and Other Merits:The First “Black Conquistador” of the Mexican Field” was published in the Hispanic Review. Read it here.

Featured News

Marlon Bailey interviewed for an article in the New York Times 

CRE2 Faculty Affiliate, Marlon Bailey was interviewed for an article in the New York Times. Read the article, “Gone Are ‘Daddy’ Days. These Are ‘Mother’ Times” here.

Joyce Balls- Berry speaks about Alzheimer’s impact on people of color

CRE2 Faculty Affiliate Joyce Balls-Berry was featured in an article about Alzheimer’s disproportionate impact on people of color.  Read the article here.

Bret Gustafson co-hosts podcast episode about extractivism in Latin America

CRE2 Faculty Affiliate, Bret Gustafson, co-host podcast episode “The ongoing colonial violence of resource extraction in Latin America.” Listen to it here.