Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Center for Research on
Race and Ethnicity in Society

A research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University Bloomington

Welcome to CRRES!

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University in Bloomington is an interdisciplinary, academic center. Its 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 here on the IUB campus. We invite you to browse our website, attend our speaker series, and engage our faculty and students as they pursue their research agendas.

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  • Center News

    • CRRES affiliate Aziza Khazzoom will give a talk titled "A Jewish History of Orientalism and its Effect on Hierarchies in Israel" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in April. In this presentation, Dr. Khazzoom will draw on 1961 Israeli census data and life stories collected from Iraqi and Polish Jews to discuss the centrality of Orientalism to identity within the Jewish state.

    • Vanessa Cruz-Nichols, current CRRES postdoctoral scholar and soon-to-be faculty at IU’s political science department, just published an article in The Forum titled "Threat, Mobilization, and Latino Voting." With her colleagues, Dr. Cruz-Nichols uses 2014 and 2018 midterm data to show that threat alone is not enough to spur political action among Latino voters.

    • Congrats to CRRES Postdoctoral Scholar Tennisha Riley, whose article “Longitudinal relations between emotional awareness and expression, emotion regulation, and peer victimization among urban adolescents” was just accepted the April issue of the Journal of Adolescence.

    • Dr. Kosali Simon was named IU Bloomington’s first Associate Vice Provost for the Health Sciences. Already a Herman B. Wells Endowed Professor at SPEA, adjunct with the Kelley School of Business economics department, and affiliate with the Data Science program and Regenstrief Institute, Dr. Simon is now taking on an additional role to encourage and foster health sciences and services research at IUB.

    • CRRES Visiting Scholar, Aaron Ponce, published a new article, "Is Welfare a Magnet for Migration? Examining Universal Welfare Institutions and Migration Flows" in Social Forces. Dr. Ponce finds no evidence that generous welfare benefits attract migrants in Europe; instead, migrants are drawn to destinations that have strong prospects for social and political inclusion.

    • Congratulations to past CRRES Postdoctoral Fellow, Adam Bledsoe, for his recent article publication "Afro-Brazilian Resistance to Extractivism in the Bay of Aratu." Dr. Bledsoe is currently an Assistant Professor of Geography at Florida State University, where he continues his work on black geographies, African diaspora, and social movements.

    • Dr. Ellen Wu was recently featured on the television show Adam Ruins Everything. The show brought her in as an expert on Asian Americans and the model minority myth. This episode drew on an article she wrote for the LA Times and her book The Color of Success (Princeton, 2015). You can find Professor Wu in Season 3, Episode 2: "Adam Ruins a Sitcom."

    • Professor Dina Okamoto contributed to the Mobilizing Ideas blog with her essay, "Immigrant Organizing in the Face of Threat,"which draws upon her research on immigrant civic and political action. Her essay was part of a series on immigration rights activism. Read Dr. Okamoto’s work and those of other scholars in the series here.


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    Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
    Schuessler Institute for Social Research
    1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
    Bloomington, IN 47405

    Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm