CRE2 Launches Research Project Examining Racially and Ethnically Disparate Impacts of COVID-19

Through Colors of COVID, CRE2 affiliates have developed transdisciplinary projects that will generate new research frameworks and methodologies to capture the challenges and insights revealed by the racially and ethnically disparate impacts of COVID-19.

Faculty Affiliate Eliza Williamson Publishes on Obstetric Racism in Brazil in the Journal Anthropology & Medicine

In Brazil, Black women are disproportionately denied access to timely care and are made vulnerable to death by avoidable obstetric causes. However, they have not been at the center of recent initiatives to improve maternal health. Read more here.

Faculty Affiliate Michael Esposito, Postdoctoral Affiliate Savannah Larimore, and Co-director Hedwig Lee Publish in Health Affairs

Aggressive policing (or aggressive order maintenance policing) is prevalent throughout the United States, negatively affecting the health of those exposed to it. To address this public health issue, policymakers must promote greater data transparency and consider structural changes in the roles police institutions play in monitoring deviance. Read more here.

Shefali Chandra Awarded Scholar Grant

Shefali Chandra, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Asian American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis’s College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded a CRE2 Scholar Grant for “Penetrating America: Colonial Replay and the Making of a Supercaste.”

Miguel Valerio Selected as Small Grant and Career Enhancement Fellowship Recipient

As a 2021 Career Enhancement Fellow, and supported by a CRE2 Small Grant, Miguel Valerio, Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, will be revising the manuscript for his first book Sovereign Joy: Afro-Mexican Festive Practices, 1539-1640.