The application cycle for Fellowships during the Spring 2024 semester is now closed.

While research is at the core of ongoing faculty activities and intellectual life, time to devote solely to research can be transformative in generating unique scholarly interventions. That time is what CRE2 Faculty Fellowships provides. Fellowships also foster connections, catalyze new conversations in the study of race and ethnicity, and create lasting collaborative scholarly and professional partnerships.

Fellows will be released from their ordinary teaching, service, and administrative obligations. Fellows will have access to office and meeting space. Fellows will be released from their ordinary teaching, service, and administrative obligations. Fellows will be able to reserve scheduled office space and have access to meeting and programming space. This cohort of Fellows will participate in and lead collaborative workshops and seminars and will be integral to the CRE2 intellectual community. Each Fellow will have an opportunity to lead a workshop on their own research and scholarship; this workshop will be open to CRE2 Faculty Affiliates and the Fellow’s own invited guests.


Only CRE2 Faculty Affiliates are eligible to apply for Faculty Fellowships. Applicants must be Affiliates at the time of their application. Affiliates are welcome and encouraged to apply for Faculty Fellowships and all other CRE2 funding opportunities. However, Affiliates who have not received CRE2 funding (with the exception of Small Grants) will be given priority.

Proposal Submission and Notification

The application cycle for Fellowships during the Spring 2024 semester is now closed.

Review and Selection

The following criteria will be used in evaluating the proposals by an Appointed Faculty Fellow
Selection Committee:

  1. The overall quality and significance of the proposed research
  2. The usefulness of the Fellowship at this stage in the applicant’s project
  3. The potential of the proposed work to advance the applicant’s overall research program
  4. The potential of the proposed work to advance the broader study of race/ethnicity
Fellow Obligations
  • Fellows must be in residence at Washington University during the Fellowship period.
  • Fellows will be released from teaching and service obligations during the 2024 Spring semester.
  • Fellows must lead a workshop focused on their research during the Fellowship semester. This workshop should align with the workshop statement in the application.
  • Fellows must attend the workshops given by other Fellows.
  • Fellows must attend at least two CRE2 sponsored events during the Fellowship semester.
  • Fellows must submit a 500-word final report including any grant proposals, publications, exhibitions, or other scholarly products submitted or in preparation within two months after the end date of their fellowship and will notify CRE2 of any proposals, exhibitions, and other scholarly products subsequently submitted or awarded/accepted. Fellows’ papers, publications, and other scholarly products will acknowledge the CRE2 Faculty Fellowship support using the statement, “This work has been funded by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity at Washington University in St. Louis Faculty Fellowship Program but the views remain those of the author(s).”

Cover Sheet

Before applying, please download the cover sheet to be signed by your department chair or Dean. You will be asked to upload the completed and signed coversheet during the application process:

Spring 2024 Faculty Fellows

John Barrios

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Entrepreneurship Equity

J. Dillon Brown

Associate Professor of English

The American Century, Under West Indian Eyes

Ted Enamorado

Assistant Professor of Political Science

The Shadow Carceral State and Racial Inequality

Esther Kurtz

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology

Groundwork: The Racial Politics of Capoeira Angola in Backland Bahia

Rafael Pardo

Walter D. Coles Professor of Law, School of Law

The Color of Bankruptcy: Financial Failure and Freedom in the Age of American Slavery

Kiara Wyndham- Douds

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Designed to Exclude: Examining Zoning’s Role in RacialSegregation Using the St. Louis Zoning Atlas

Spring 2023 Faculty Fellows

Javier García-Liendo

Associate Professor of Spanish

The Children of Indigenismo: Schoolteachers and the Making of Popular Modernity in Peru, 1939-1967 

Tyriesa Howell

Assistant Professor, Brown School

Exploring the Engagement of Father Involvement on the Culture of Infant and Maternal Health in NICU Settings 

Pauline Kim

Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law

Combating Algorithmic Discrimination Through Law and Design 

William J. Maxwell

Professor of English and African and African-American Studies

James Baldwinism Now: Civil Rights Memory in the Era of Black Lives Matter 

Paul Steinbeck

Associate Professor of Music

Black Earth: Nicole Mitchell and the Future of Creative Music 

Akiko Tsuchiya

Professor of Spanish

The Politics of Public Memory: Racist and Colonial Monuments in Modern Spain 

Spring 2022 Faculty Fellows

Cynthia Feliciano

Professor, Sociology

Legacies of Inclusion: Children of Asian and Latin American Immigrants from Adolescence to Adulthood

Karma Frierson

Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies

The Recreation of Blackness: Roots, Rhythms, and Routines in Veracruz, Mexico

Trevor Gardner

Associate Professor, School of Law

Crime and Racial Capital

Husain Lateef

Assistant Professor, Brown School

Cultural Socialization and Premature Death Risk among Young Black Males

Ariela Schacter

Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Unequal Geography of Information: How Racialized Online Rental Housing Advertisements Affect Perceptions of Neighborhoods