Each year, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity offers fellowships for select graduate students interested in the study of race/ethnicity.

The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity supports graduate student research through two fellowship programs, for both incoming and advanced PhD students. Our goal is to foster a community of emerging scholars in the field of race and ethnicity studies, broadly defined.

The CRE2 Graduate Fellowship is a legacy program for outstanding doctoral students newly admitted to Washington University in St. Louis who are interested in the study of race and ethnicity. Meet our current fellows below. 

The CRE2 Race & Ethnicity Scholars fellowship is offered annually to three graduate students whose works aligns with race, ethnicity, and equity. Based on a review of good-standing as Fellows and progress towards the degree, the fellowship is renewable for an additional year.

All CRE2 graduate student fellows participate in CRE2 sponsored events and workshops. Fellows are invited to share research or creative work in process with their cohort and Center Affiliates in both the Fall and Spring as well as take advantage of special professional development opportunities, and propose future Center programming. 

  • Only CRE2 Graduate Student Affiliates are eligible to apply for this fellowship. Apply to become an affiliate here.
  • Graduate students at Washington University in any of the seven schools are eligible.
  • Graduate students must be at the end of their first or second year of study (finishing first-year masters, finishing first-year PhD, finishing second-year PhD)  
  • Current CRE2 graduate fellows are not eligible for the Race & Ethnicity Scholars Program
Submission, Notification, and Award period

The submission cycle is now open. Proposal submissions will be due by April 3, 2023 at 5:00pm CST. The application is available at the link below. Awards will be announced in April 2023.

2022-2023 Graduate Fellows

Jeanne Rosine Abomo Edou

Graduate Student, Hispanic studies and comparative literature

Critical Race Theory
Cultural Theory
Post-apocalyptic Era
Post-colonial Theory
Post-human Era

Hawa Adaweh

PhD Student, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Child Psychiatric Disorders
Childhood Adversities
Disparities in Diagnoses
Mental Health

Rajnesh Chakrapani

Graduate Student, Comparative Literature International Writers Track

Immigration and Migration
Social Justice
Speculative Archive
Diasporic Writing
Documentary Poetics

Zhongze Wei

PhD Student, Sociology

Racial Identities

Ronelle Williams

Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy

Disordered Eating
Health Disparities
Psychosocial Stress
Women’s Health

2021-2022 Graduate Fellows

Dennis Boyd

Brown School

Nayive Gaytán

Arts & Sciences, Romance Languages/Hispanic Studies

Paige DeVos

Arts & Sciences, Anthropology

Haley Kaplan

School of Medicine, Occupational Therapy

Nadia Jackson-Fitch

Arts & Sciences, Sociology

Ivy Smith

McKelvey, Computational and Data Sciences