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.
Leading race and ethnicity research
Stories of interest
Protecting the privacy needs of minority communities online
With support from IU’s Racial Justice Research Fund, an IU cybersecurity expert is investigating technology-related privacy needs and practices of Muslims and African Americans, who often face disproportionate amounts of online harassment and harm.Learn more
Changing the face of Western music history
An IU opera specialist is developing a new model to reform Western music history curricula by addressing racial equity issues in the discipline of musicology and the racial imbalances of the canon. The research is supported by IU's Racial Justice Research Fund.
Connecting online hate speech to offline events
An IU researcher studying online extremism is delving into how online hate speech about race connects to actions and events in the offline world. The project is funded through IU’s Racial Justice Research Fund.Learn more
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.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more