Through the Race and Ethnicity Cluster Hire Initiative, Washington University in St. Louis aims to build a world-class research program on race. Two previous rounds of this cluster hire initiative took place in 2020-21 and 2021-22. This Initiative is funded by the Office of the Provost. It is supported by the Center for the Study of Race, […]
Interdisciplinary ‘Politics of Reproduction’ course to explore history, implications post-Roe v. Wade (Links to an external site)
In response to Roe v. Wade being overturned, the Washington University Provost’s Office is offering the new course Politics of Reproduction. It is designed by Faculty AffiliateRebecca Wanzo and includes CRE2 Affiliates Zakiya Luna, Dineo Khabele, Shanti Parikh, Jessica Levy.
Bad Girls: A Novel (Review) (Links to an external site)
In a book review for NACLA, CRE2 Graduate Student Affiliate & Small Grant Recipient Zeles Vargas says Camila Sosa Villada’s novel “Bad Girls” gives readers access to overlooked narratives of Latin American gender & sexuality.
Race, Insurance Status Linked to Poor Outcomes in Hospitalized UC Patients (Links to an external site)
New research from Faculty Affiliate Karen Joynt Maddox finds that race/ethnicity and insurance status were associated with poor outcomes among hospitalized patients with ulcerative colitis.
Health insurance impacts cancer stage at diagnosis in minority children (Links to an external site)
New research from CRE2 Faculty Affiliate Kimberly Johnson finds that disparities in cancer stage at diagnosis among racial and ethnic minority children may be explained by health insurance coverage.
Sound Experiments: The Music of the AACM (Links to an external site)
Congrats to incoming CRE2 Spring 2023 Faculty Fellow Paul Steinbeck on the publication of his new book.
Are more Black scholars rejecting white colleges? (Links to an external site)
Why are growing numbers of Black students considering HBCUs? Faculty Affiliate Michelle Purdy explores the reasons in an interview on Slate podcast “A Word with Jason Johnson.”
More new moms struggle with mental health, and they are seeking help (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Cynthia Rogers was quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about new mothers struggling with mental health.
‘Linguistic Legacy’: Oxford to Produce African-American English Dictionary to Recognize Black Influence on Language (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate John Baugh is serving an advisor on the project to publish Oxford’s African-American English dictionary to recognize the linguistic legacy of Black influence on the English language.
Black Women Die at an Alarming Rate from Uterine Cancer (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Dineo Khabele was featured in a St. Louis American article highlighting her new research findings that Black women die at an alarming rate from uterine cancer.
Standing Up: Women Leaders in St. Louis Respond to Post-Roe Reality (Links to an external site)
“Before it was legalized,…abortion was seen as a purely private matter. Now, companies are publicly announcing that they see this as a matter of public health, reproductive freedom and gender equity,” says CRE2 Founding Director Adrienne Davis.
The Politicization of the Supreme Court Is Eroding Its Legitimacy (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Dr. James Gibson was featured in a New York Times opinion piece discuss how “the politicization of the Supreme Court is eroding its legitimacy”
Early to Serve as CRE2 Interim Director (Links to an external site)
The CRE2 Team is excited to welcome Dr. Gerald Early the Merle King Professor of Modern Letters in Arts & Sciences, as our Interim Director!
Barch named next vice dean of research in Arts & Sciences (Links to an external site)
Congratulations to Faculty Affiliate Deanna Barch on being named the next Vice Dean of Research in Arts & Sciences!
California panel recommends reparations for Black residents (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Douglas Flowe was quoted in a news article discussing reparations for Black residents.
Dr. Sean Joe on Violence in Schools (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Sean Joe was featured in a Nine PBS episode in which he shared his expertise to contribute to a discussion on violence in schools.
Why Students Are Choosing H.B.C.U.s: ‘4 Years Being Seen as Family’ (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Michelle Purdy shared her expertise on race and education in a recent New York Times article titled.
University joins digital initiative SlaveVoyages (Links to an external site)
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 the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE²), says membership provides university faculty and students an opportunity to both benefit from and contribute to SlaveVoyages’ critical scholarship.
New roads, new dams: St. Louis gears up for massive federal investment (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Linda Samuels was quoted in a recent Post-Dispatch story about federal investment in St. Louis.
Linking History to Contemporary State-Sanctioned Slow Violence through Cultural and Structural Racism (Links to an external site)
CRE2 Faculty Affiliate Michael Esposito and CRE2 Research and Program Assistant Solome Haile coauthored a paper recently published in the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
CRE2 announces winners of inaugural St. Louis High School Student Paper Awards (Links to an external site)
The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE²) at Washington University in St. Louis has announced the three winners of its inaugural St. Louis High School Student Paper Awards.
CRE2 announces new faculty fellowships (Links to an external site)
The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) at Washington University in St. Louis has announced six recipients of the 2023 CRE2 Faculty Fellowships.
Demographics, not bias, best predict traffic stops (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Calvin Lai recently published an article in Psychological Science that shows a more robust correlation between traffic stop discrepancies and the relative number of white people in a community.
WashU Experts: Conflict-related sexual violence needs urgent action (Links to an external site)
CRE2 Faculty Affiliate and recent Seed Grant recipient Lindsay Stark co-authored piece in The Lancet titled “Prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in Ukraine and globally”.
Improving Diagnosis of Superimposed Preeclampsia in Pregnant Patients: A Wearable Device for Non-invasive Continuous Monitoring of Fluid Dynamics (Links to an external site)
Congrats to Faculty Affiliate Ebony Carter for winning the Big Ideas: A Data-Driven Innovation Competition
The Magic of Black Girls (Links to an external site)
“The Magic of Black Girls: Black Girl Magic is a space to reclaim identity and the story of Black girlhood,” writes CRE2 Faculty Affiliate and Small Grant recipient Sheretta Butler-Barnes in a co-authored a piece in Psychology Today discussing her research on Black girls and adolescence.
Investigating racial health disparities to eradicate them (Links to an external site)
CRE2 Associate Director Darrell Hudson was featured in a piece discussing his work that utilizes various methods to analyze racial/ethnic health inequalities.
Bilingual Instruction and Political Discrimination of Ethnic Outgroups: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Malaysia
Supported by a CRE2 Small Grant, Jeremy Siow recently published the working paper “Bilingual Instruction and Political Discrimination of Ethnic Outgroups: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Malaysia” in American Political Science Association’s Comparative Politics.
Cohan and Early publish “Whereas Hoops” Artist’s Book
CRE2 Small Grant and recipients Noah Cohan and John Early published the artist’s book “Whereas Hoops,” as a part of their funded research project, “Whereas Hoops: Scholarship, Art, and Activism for Basketball in Forest Park.”
What big data reveals about modern-day housing segregation (Links to an external site)
In the Neighborhood Branding Project, Ariela Schachter, assistant professor of sociology and CRE2 Faculty Fellow, combs through Craigslist ads to uncover how the online rental market reflects and intensifies inequality along racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines.
Brady, Rogers, and Barch publish in Biological Psychiatry (Links to an external site)
CRE2 Affiliates Rebecca Brady and Deanna Barch and CRE2 Associate Director Cynthia Rogers recently published “The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Neighborhood Crime on Neonatal Functional Connectivity” in Biological Psychiatry.
Bernstein publishes in The Common Reader (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Iver Bernstein recently co-authored a piece in The Common Reader titled “The Material World of Modern Segregation: St. Louis in the Long Era of Ferguson.”
Heyda publishes in The Common Reader (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Patty Hedya recently published “The Façade of Redevelopment: Exploring hidden politics of urban improvement and erasure in McRee Town, St. Louis” in the Common Reader.
ICHAD receives $5 million NIH grant for global health research (Links to an external site)
Congrats to Faculty Affiliate Fred Ssewamala on being awarded a $5 million, Launching Future Leaders in Global Health training grant from the National Institutes for Health to foster the next generation of global health scientists.
Montaño wins Alfred B. Thomas Book Award
Congratulations to Faculty Affiliate Diana Montaño for receiving the Alfred B. Thomas Book Award for her newest book, Electrifying Mexico Technology and the Transformation of a Modern City.
Nomikos publishes in Journal of Politics (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate William Nomikos recently published an article titled “Peacekeeping and the Enforcement of Intergroup Cooperation: Evidence from Mali” in the Journal of Politics.
AHA encourages Black women to advocate for heart health, mental health (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Gmerice Hammond was recently interviewed about how Black women’s intersectional oppression can impact their cardiological and mental health and the steps they can take to improve their well-being.
Health, family justice needed in Missouri prisons (Links to an external site)
Graduate Student Affiliate Ella Siegrist recently published a piece in the St. Louis American discussing the need for reproductive justice for incarcerated parents.
5 Years After Muslim Ban, Middle Eastern and North African Americans Remain Hidden | Opinion (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Ariela Schachter recently co-wrote an op-ed in Newsweek based on her recent co-authored publication on MENA erasure.
Middle Eastern and North African Americans may not be perceived, nor perceive themselves, to be White (Links to an external site)
Faculty affiliate Ariela Schachter recently co-authored the piece in PNAS.
Desmond Tutu’s legacy and the TRC: Can truth reconcile a divided nation? (Links to an external site)
Faculty affiliate James Gibson recently co-authored a piece reflecting on the life and legacy of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu titled “Desmond Tutu’s legacy and the TRC: Can truth reconcile a divided nation?”
Cabassa appointed to NIH advisory council (Links to an external site)
Congrats to Faculty Affiliate Leopoldo Cabassa on his recent appointment to the Advisory Council of the National Center for Scientific Review (CSR)!
How bell hooks Raised A Generation Of Radical Feminists (Links to an external site)
Faculty affiliate Zakiya Luna wrote the piece for Refinery29 for their “Roots series, their annual #BlackHistoryMonth series.
New edited collection explores Indigenous and Black communities in Latin America (Links to an external site)
CRE2 Faculty Affiliate and Small Grant recipient Miguel Valerio recently published a co-edited volume titled Indigenous and Black Confraternities in Colonial Latin America Negotiating Status through Religious Practices in Amsterdam University Press.
Kita, Shearer win NEH fellowships (Links to an external site)
Samuel Shearer, Assistant Professor in African and African-American Studies and CRE2 Faculty Affiliate, won the grant to support his project “The Kigali After: A New City for the End of the World.”
Center Associate Director Named 2022 Langston Hughes Fellow (Links to an external site)
Tila Neguse, CRE2 Associate Director, was named a 2022 Langston Hughes Fellow by the Palm Beach Poetry Festival.
‘Infrastructural Optimism’ (Links to an external site)
In a new book, Infrastructural Optimism, Faculty Affiliate ans urban design expert Linda C. Samuels argues that optimism is not simply a reflexive emotional state, but a critical driver of public investment, societal progress and maybe even democracy itself.
“Other Mother” of a Generation: On bell hooks and Living Black Feminism (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliate Zakiya Luna write a piece for Ms. Magazine in which she discusses how bell hooks serves as an “other mother”–women who parent children who are not their own–for many Black women.
Washington University has portrayed its co-founder as an abolitionist — he wasn’t (Links to an external site)
Faculty Affiliates Iver Bernstein and his students were featured in a St. Louis Public Radio article sharing how they recently uncovered that WashU’s co-found William Greenleaf Eliot was not an abolitionist as once believed.
Racial equity in Alzheimer’s research focus of $7 million in grants (Links to an external site)
Two research teams led by Faculty Affiliates, one led by Joyce Balls-Berry and another led jointly by Darrel Hudson and Ganesh Babulal, have received a combined $7 million in grants to support efforts to bring more Black Americans into Alzheimer’s research.