Race and Ethnicity

Leading race and ethnicity research

Issues of racism, injustice, and inequity plague our nation and our world, but research can help lead to dramatic transformations in health, justice, business and society. IU centers, institutes, and indivdual faculty members are exploring myriad aspects of race, ethnicity, and inequality. Learn more about their work across IU's campuses below.

Featured research centers

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society 

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at IU Bloomington promotes research on race and ethnicity, bringing together scholars across interdisciplinary units for dialogue and collaboration, and training the next generation of scholars on race and ethnicity.



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Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy

The Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, a part of the Public Policy Institute in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, examines systemic issues at the intersection of social policy and equity. Their findings help policymakers, local organizations, and residents make informed decisions in the face of disparities and inequities.

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IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center

The Civil Rights Heritage Center at IU South Bend is a meeting space for university and the community, hosting public events on issues and concerns of local and national importance, serving as a community resource for local grassroots activism and as a living museum that simultaneously preserves and honors past struggles for civil rights and social justice in the Northern Indiana region.

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Explore what IU researchers across the state are doing to address racial justice