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.
Believe in Research
We galvanize and incubate new research architectures and vocabularies, insurgent methodologies and practices, and novel interventions.
Believe in Learning
We design next-generation learning opportunities and innovative environments that bring our community members together.
Believe in Community
We cultivate the cross-campus hub where local, national, and global citizens and leaders can connect, collaborate, and believe together.
Announcing the 2022 CRE2 Seed Grants
Congratulations to Jesse Davis, Tyriesa Howell, Margot Moinester, Illana Seff, Lindsay Stark, Brian Crisp, and Matthew Gabel! Read more here.
Announcing the 2022 CRE2 Scholar Grants
Congratulations to Miguel Valerio, Carrie Coughlin, and S. Richard Dunham! Read more here.
Announcing the 2022 CRE2 Washington University Student Paper Awards
Congratulations to Rithvik Ramesh for winning the Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper Engaging St. Louis, and to Meredith Kelling and Jeremy Siow for winning the Awards for Best Graduate Research Papers in Race/Ethnicity! Read more here.
In this episode, CRE2 Associate Director Tila Neguse and Research and Project Assistant Solome Haile talk to three members of our inaugural cohort of Graduate fellows—Ivy Smith, Haley Kaplan, and Nayive Gaytán—about their research agendas. Listen here.
In our inaugural year, we received more than 80 submissions from students across the St. Louis region. Three students—Sakenah Lajkem, Tariq Lashley, and Marlee Williams—won awards, with 11 receiving Honorable Mentions. Read more here.
Washington University in St. Louis has joined SlaveVoyages, a collaborative digital initiative that compiles records related to the transatlantic slave trade. William Acree, co-director of CRE², says membership provides university faculty and students an opportunity to both benefit from and contribute to SlaveVoyages’ critical scholarship. Read more here.