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.


Featured Event


Featured News

CRE2 Affiliates Jay Buchanan, Tabea Linhard, Ariela Schachter, Ila Sheren, and Karla Aguilar Velasquez curate Moving Stories Exhibition in collaboration with the Luminary.

Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives brings together the work of local and national artists who craft narratives of migration and holds space for migrants and those affected by migration to tell their stories. An experiment in collaborative curating, the exhibition demonstrates how stories can shift entrenched attitudes toward immigration and how art can foster connections between migrants and the communities in which they become a part. 

The exhibit runs February 3, 2024- March 30, 2024


Featured Research

CRE2 Graduate Affiliate presents at SPSP 2024 Annual Convention and receives The Outstanding Research Award

CRE2 Graduate Affiliate, Messi Lee, presented his project titled “Outgroup Homogeneity-like Effect in large Language Models” at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s 2024 Annual Convention in San Diego, thanks to CRE2’s Graduate Student Travel Award. He was awarded The Outstanding Research Award for his poster. This award recognizes rigorous and transparent research by graduate students pursuing dissertation or pre-dissertation research.

Learn more here .