College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Center for Research on
Race and Ethnicity in Society


The CRRES staff is instrumental in the functioning and execution of a variety of the Center’s tasks. The Administrative Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant compose and design the annual newsletter; communicate with other campus and Bloomington entities related to research on race and ethnicity; maintain the CRRES website and social media accounts; and design and distribute promotional materials for the Center’s events.

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith, CRRES Administrative Assistant
Jessica maintains the CRRES office and provides administrative support for the Center’s activities. She assists with the room reservations and scheduling of CRRES events such as the Speaker Series, Coffee with Affiliates, and the Postdoctoral Scholars Program. She makes travel arrangements for CRRES and processes funding requests and reimbursements for the Center. Jessica earned her B.A. in Psychology at Indiana University and brings years of experience in customer service and administrative work to the Center.
If you have questions about travel, CRRES funding or reimbursements, room reservations, scheduling, or general inquiries about the Center, please contact Jessica.

Tamara Mitchell

Tamara Mitchell, 2017-18 CRRES Graduate Research Assistant
Tamara Mitchell is a Ph.D. Candidate in Hispanic Literatures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She coordinates CRRES programming, such as the Undergraduate Research Program and the Workshop on Race, Ethnicity, and Migration. Tamara maintains the CRRES listservs and assists with outreach and marketing for the Center. Tamara ’s research is concerned with globalization, neoliberalism, and politics, and how these topics are treated in Latin American narrative published from the late-twentieth century to the present day.
If you have questions about CRRES listservs, email communications, promoting a related event/project, or becoming an affiliate with CRRES, please contact Tamara.

Ellen Soyka

Ellen Soyka, 2017-18 CRRES Social Media Intern
Ellen Soyka manages the Center’s social media, assists with undergraduate outreach, and contributes to event promotion as the Outreach and Events Intern for CRRES. She is a fourth-year student in the International Studies BA/MA program concentrating in Human Rights/International Law, Spanish, and the Middle East. Ellen also has minors in Viola, Spanish, and International Education, and her research focuses on human rights, education, women’s rights, religion, and international organizations.
If you have questions about the CRRES website or facebook page, please contact Ellen.

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 and Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm