Issues of injustice and inequality 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.
Leading race and ethnicity research
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at IU Bloomington is an interdisciplinary, academic center. Their mission is to promote research on race and ethnicity, bring together scholars across interdisciplinary units for dialogue and collaboration, and train the next generation of scholars.Learn more
Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy
The Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy (CRISP) in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs examines systemic issues at the intersection of social policy and equity. Their findings help policymakers, local organizations, and residents make informed decisions on these issues.
IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center
The Civil Rights Heritage Center (CRHC) operates as a meeting space for IU and the community, hosts public events on issues and concerns of local and national importance, and is a community resource for local grassroots activism and a living museum that simultaneously preserves and honors past struggles for civil rights and social justice in the Northern Indiana region.Learn more
Stories of interest
Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning
Health disparities between Black and white Americans persist in the United States. To fix what is wrong today, we must look at the inequities of the past to understand how racism continues to produce those disparities, and ways that persistence can be interrupted, says Eric Kyere, IUPUI professor of social work.Learn more
New Racial Justice Research Fund to further advance faculty efforts to fight racial injustice
In an effort to broadly address critical racial equity and justice issues, IU's Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs are offering research and creative activity funding to IU faculty on all campuses.Learn more