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. 

We also believe that innovative scholarship comes from not only our brilliant faculty, but also our undergraduate and graduate scholars. Therefore, we created three categories of CRE2 Student Research Awards to recognize the excellent and cutting-edge scholarship of our undergraduate and graduate students:

Undergraduate Research Awards for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Undergraduate Research Awards for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity

Each year, CRE2 funds five undergraduate research awards at $500 each to support student-initiated, faculty-mentored independent scholarly research or creative endeavors.

2022 Awardees

Julia Fish, Political Science
Hani Fish-Bieler, Sociology and Women and Gender Studies
Fatou Kane, Anthropology
Gabi Senno, American Culture Studies and Global Studies
Sofia Soraci, Sociology
Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper Engaging St. Louis

Award for Best Undergraduate Research Paper Engaging St. Louis

CRE2 awards $500 annually to a Washington University undergraduate in any academic field for excellence in research that takes the city or region of St. Louis as its primary subject of inquiry, with an emphasis on race/ethnicity. 

2022 Awardee

Rithvik Ramesh | Explanatory Necropolitics: Physicians’ Perspectives on Compliance, Culture, and Competence in the Management of Chronic Disease

2021 Awardee

Adam Teich | Lucinda Patterson: Housing Black Education

Award for Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity

Award for Best Graduate Research Paper in Race/Ethnicity

CRE2 awards $1,000 annually to two Washington University graduate/professional students in any academic field for a research paper that adds significantly to understandings of issues of race/ethnicity. The award recognizes graduate research that demonstrates exceptional innovation in methodology, archives, and/or new vocabularies and grammars.

2022 Awardees

Meredith Kelling

Graduate Student, English Literature

Critical Race Theory
Feminist Theory
Food Studies
Material Culture
New Left
Working Class Writing

Bodies of Revolt: Consuming and Serving (in) Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi”

Jeremy Siow

Graduate Student, Political Science

Comparative Politics
Political Socialization
Southeast Asia Politics
Ethnic and Race Politics
Education Policy
Quantitative Methods

Bilingual Instruction and Political Discrimination of Ethnic Outgroups: Evidence from a Natural Experimentation Malaysia

2022 Honorable Mention

Grace Drake

Doctoral Student, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Confronting Bias
Inclusion & Belonging
Perceptions of Allyship
Prejudice Reduction

Who Has My Back? Perceptions of Anti-Racist and Anti-Sexist Allyship are Predicted by Race, Gender, and Past Behavior

2021 Awardee

Mackenzie Lemieux, Sneha Chaturvedi, and Elizabeth Juarez Diaz | The time is now: Student‐driven implementation of social justice and anti‐racism focused curricula in medical scientist training program education