Missing People and the Politics of Worthiness (Links to an external site)

Faculty affiliate, Rebecca Wanzo, shared her expertise in a local news piece discussing the ways American media bestows a lack of worthiness on POC and LGBTQ people through her juxtaposition of the Gabby Petito case with the cases of missing POC and LGBTQ people.

Expanding Epidemiological Risk Testing (Links to an external site)

Genetic Technologies Limited, a Genomics/AI health business, announced a collaboration with Washington University Institute of Public Health and faculty affiliate and world-renowned epidemiologist Graham Colditz to enable expanded risk testing for populations of African descent.

Making Vaccine and Pandemic Information Accessible (Links to an external site)

Faculty affiliate, Julia López, and her other Washington University School of Medicine Infectious Diseases Division Spanish-speaking colleagues are participating in STL Juntos : a STL organization that helps connect Spanish speakers w/ both resources to navigate the pandemic & health professionals.

WashU & Slavery Seeks Postdoctoral Fellow (Links to an external site)

The WashU & Slavery Project is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to help advance collaborative project research, teaching, and engagement and work closely with the project director and participating faculty, staff, and students. For more information and to apply go to the position announcement here.

A Scholar in the Game (Links to an external site)

Faculty affiliate and small grant recipient, Noah Cohan discusses his project Whereas Hoop and the lack of basketball courts in Forest Park, “The problem… is systemic racism, along with… redlining.”

Panel Discussion: Hostile Terrain 94 (Links to an external site)

Faculty affiliate Ila Sheren shared her expertise in a panel discussion on “Hostile Terrain 94”: a global pop-up exhibition that gives representation to the thousands of migrants who died crossing the US–Mexico border since the mid-1990s. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/sheren-cre2

It’s time for change (Links to an external site)

Cunningham, Lee, and Ward

CRE2 faculty affiliates, David Cunninghan, Hedy Lee, and Geoff Warddiscuss the social movement against police brutality taking place across the nation and the world and the role of histories of racial violence in these events.

Navigating an Increasingly Vaccinated World (Links to an external site)

With more Americans getting vaccinated, people are seeking social groups– connecting through shared experiences, including adversity. Dr. Hedwig Lee, Co-Director of CRE2 , offers some sociological insights into how people are navigating an increasingly vaccinated world.

Building Diverse Data Resources (Links to an external site)

Faculty affiliate Dr. Joyce Balls-Berry has joined the leadership team of the All of Us Research Program, a NIH initiative to build a large, detailed biomedical data resource that reflects the breadth & diversity of the U.S. population.

CRE2 Welcomes Chancellor’s Career Fellow

We are excited to welcome Princess Offei-Dua, a Chancellor’s Career Fellow. The Chancellor’s Career Fellowship was launched in 2020 to provide “undergraduates with career-oriented opportunities without financial limitations. Among the 61 students selected for the inaugural class of fellows”. Princess is a rising junior in the College of Arts and Sciences and is majoring in sociology.