Jason Newland

Delta Variant Complicates Return to In-Person Schooling

Faculty affiliate Dr. Jason Newland offers his insights into the ways the new delta variant may complicate plans for in-person learning this fall in this local news release.

Possibilities for Stability in Post-Conflict Areas

In a 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.

Hedwig Lee WashU

Navigating an Increasingly Vaccinated World

With more Americans getting vaccinated, people are seeking social groups– connecting through shared experiences, including adversity. Dr. Hedwig Lee, Co-Director of CRE<sup>2<sup>, offers some sociological insights into how people are navigating an increasingly vaccinated world in this local news article.

Cunningham, Lee, and Ward

It’s time for change

In this video, CRE2 faculty affiliates, David Cunninghan, Hedy Lee, and Geoff Ward discuss 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.

Hedwig Lee WashU

“Why is it OK to be mean to the ugly?”

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”.

Hedwig Lee WashU

The ‘Art of Demonizing Black men’

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. Click here to read more. 

Building Diverse Data Resources

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. Click here for more information.  

Ignacio Sanchez Prado

The latest in a long trend

In this Washington Post OpEdIgnacio M. Sánchez Prado sheds light on the controversy surrounding the novel, American Dirt, and highlights an industry where Mexican and Mexican American writers are often ignored and marginalized.

Attempts to Reform the Supreme Court

Dr. Andrew Reeves offers his expertise in public perceptions of presidential power to this piece discussing Biden’s attempts to form a commission of scholars and experts to explore forming the Supreme Court.

Unexpected Benefits of Remote Learning for Black Students

Dr. Sheretta Butler-Barnes lends her expertise in understanding the potential upsides of remote learning for Black students in a this local news release.

Mindfulness and anti-racism series launches

CRE<sup>2<sup> launched a series of talks regarding the intersection of mindfulness and anti-racism led by Clara L. Wilkins, Todd S. Braver, and Diana C. Parra Perez— faculty affiliates that are leading our “Mindfulness and Anti-Racism Working Group“. Click here for more information on the series.

Bettina Drake

Racial Disparities in Covid-19 and Cancer

In this video, CRE2 affiliate Dr. Bettina Drake leads a panel discussion of physicians and public health specialists addressing racial disparities in Covid-19 and Cancer as part of the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities Virtual Town Hall.

Adrienne Davis, Director of CRE2

Amid Reckoning Over Racial Injustice, Universities Renew Support For Black Studies

In this WLRN Miami-South Florida article, CRE2 founding director Adrienne Davis examines how black studies scholars have fought for more resources and autonomy for their programs – and says this is the opportunity of a generation.

Two Pandemics, One Election: Re-defining Equity

Examining how the COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed the racial and economic gaps in our country, this roundtable drives a conversation towards a political agenda for health and educational equity that creates safe and thriving communities going forward.

Religion and the 2020 Election

In this piece published in Washington University’s The Source, Lerone A. Martin discusses the complex relationship between religion and politics in America and its role in the 2020 election.

Inaugural WUSM-CRE2 Grand Rounds Speaker Series

Click here to watch Truth, Transparency & Transformation: Dismantling Obstetric Racism in Hospital Births.

Two Pandemics, One Election: Race, Identity and the Future of Democracy

Framed against the backdrop of the 2020 Vice-Presidential debate, this roundtable discussion evaluates the impact of how political candidates’ identities shape the conversation with an increasingly diverse electorate.

Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meanings

In this HEC-TV interview about her new book, CRE2 Faculty Affiliate Rafia Zafar discusses the influence of black cooks on the way we eat.