Co-Director Hedwig Lee co-authored a review that exposes the harm mass incarceration has on families and advocates for family-friendly interventions.
WashU & Slavery director Geoff Ward, Dr. Kelly Schmidt and Prof. Bryan Jack for a discussion of STL Universities Studying Slavery.
Faculty Affiliate Jason Newland & the entire team at the Washington University School of Medicine are playing a key part in the vaccine trials for children under 12 years old.
Faculty affiliate Daniel Harawa of Washington University School of Law wrote an argument analysis in SCOTUSblog discussing the recent case, Wooden v. United States.
Faulty affiliate Kellie Thompson, director of the Brown School’s Kathryn M. Buder American Indian Studies Center, is organizing an “Indigenous Knowledge & Sustainability” forum that was highlighted by STL Public Radio .
Faculty affiliate Karma Frierson shared her expertise on the doubly marginalized experience of AfroLatinx people in a recent STL Public Radio piece. Read more here:
Faculty affiliate and renown linguist John Baugh gave an international web talk at Aligarh Muslim University in India titled “Linguistic Imperialism and Linguistic Profiling in Global Perspective”.
Faculty affiliates Geoff Ward and David Cunningham and Co-director Hedwig Lee have co-edited a special issue of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science titled “Legacies of Racial Violence: Clarifying and Addressing the Presence of the Past”.
Faculty affiliate Fred Ssewamala was recently awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institute of Mental Health to address HIV stigma’s impact on low rates of medication adherence and viral suppression among adolescents in Uganda.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Faculty affiliate Jason Newland is working with the National Institute of Health and CDC to complete COVID-19 Vaccine trials and testing studies in local school districts.
Faculty affiliate Karen Joynt Maddox shares about the crisis in hospitals as care is being rationed due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Faculty affiliate James Gibson was recently interviewed in the Washington Post about the overlooked significance of state supreme courts in shaping the rights and lives of people.
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
Faculty affiliate Sheretta Butler-Barnes has received a three-year $697,914 National Science Foundation grant for a project titled “Collaborative Research: Black Parents’ Racial Socialization Competencies and Youth Outcomes in Response to Racial Violence.”
Faculty affiliate and national expert on Black suicide Dr. Sean Joe speaks to the need to address the growing crisis of suicide among young people of color.
Faculty affiliate, Rebecca Wanzo, shared her insights & expertise on the cultural & historical significance of the new film Candyman in a recent “The Root” article.
Faculty affiliate Travis Crum was cited in a recent MSNBC article discussing the passing of the historic John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act .
Faculty affiliate Ebony Carter discussed the pressing need to curb the increasing rates of gestational diabetes, particularly in pregnant people from racial and ethnic minority populations,” in a recent, co-authored editorial.
Faculty affiliate Deanna Barch and colleagues’ research points to a lasting link between brain underdevelopment and poverty and associated factors (stress, etc).
Faculty affiliate William Nomikos offers his expertise in post-conflict power-sharing agreements and factors that increase the likelihood of success in helping others understand the crisis in Afghanistan.
Faculty Affiliate Dr. Lisa de las Fuentes of Washington University School of Medicine is a co-investigator on a new $8.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant studying interaction of specific genes with demographic and lifestyle factors.
CRE2 Co-director Hedwig Lee, Faculty Affiliate Geoff Ward, and David Cunningham have co-edited a special edition of The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences’ The Annals titled “Legacies of Racial Violence: Clarifying and Addressing the Presence of the Past”.
Faculty Affiliate Rafia Zafar co-edited a special issue of The African American Review on Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance and a leading advocate for Puerto Rican and Cuban independence from Spain.
Faculty Affiliate Patty Heyda was cited in a St. Louis Today article discussing the necessity of pairing zoning with good urban planning.
Faculty Affiliate Jean Allman will be one of the leading scholars in the African Institute, Sharjah’s Global Ghana initiative.
Faculty Affiliate Karen Joynt Maddox was cited in a Tennessee Tribune article discussing the necessity of increasing vaccination rates.
Preview of CRE2 Associate Director Dr. Cynthia Rogers recently published findings on neutral responses to racist threats.
Faculty Affiliate Rebecca Wanzo won Best Scholarly Work for her book The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging.
Co-director Hedy Lee presented that over-policing is “often targeted at people who have done nothing illegal” and leads “to chronic stress that puts wear and tear on the body over time”.
Faculty affiliate Dr. Kimberly Johnson and colleagues conducted critical research on the relationship between Medicaid expansion and cancer mortality.
Faculty Affiliate Dr. Jason Newland helps debunk 5 myths about the COVID19 vaccine.
Faculty Affiliate Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D.’s research cancer and location is insightful to understanding the differences in cancer detection and survival rates between people from metropolitan and rural areas.
“Black men are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by police” Professor Hedwig Lee and her colleagues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America were cited in a recent article by Moms of Black Boys United, Inc about their 5 years fight for social justice and police reform.
We are thrilled to announce William Acree, professor of Spanish, has been appointed to interim Co-director of our Center. Acree has served as an associate director since Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced our center’s founding in 2019.
Faculty affiliate Dr. Jason Newland offers his insights into the ways the new delta variant may complicate plans for in-person learning in St. Louis this fall.
In a recent article, co-director Dr. Hedwig Lee and colleagues provide empirical evidence of “the earnings gap between people perceived as attractive and unattractive rivals or exceeds the earnings gap between white and Black adults”.
Dr. Andrew Reeves offers his expertise in public perceptions of presidential power in a piece discussing Biden’s attempts to form a commission of scholars and experts to explore forming the Supreme Court.
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.
In a recent news release, Dr. William Nomikos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, provides critical insights into how the International community can maintain stability in various post-conflict areas, including Israel and Gaza.
Interim Co-Director, William Acree, was interviewed for the podcast New Books Network, where he discussed his 2019 book, Staging Frontiers: The making of modern popular culture in Argentina and Uruguay with Professor Candela Marini from MSOE University
As police violence continues to be so pervasive, Co-director of CRE2, Dr. Hedwig Lee, partnered with scholars at Rutgers University and the University of Michigan in exploring the race and ethnic disparities in police murders.
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.
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.
Dr. Sheretta Butler-Barneslends her expertise in understanding the potential upsides of remote learning for Black students in a local news release.
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.