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.

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.

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.”

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.

‘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.