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, 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, 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.
Our social media interns manage the Center’s social media, assist with undergraduate outreach, and contribute to event promotion for CRRES. If you have questions about the CRRES website or Facebook page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JP Pritchard, Fall 2018
JP Pritchard is a senior pursuing an individualized major titled “Human Health and Media Sciences,” with a minor in Anthropology. From Fall 2017 to Spring 2018, JP was one of several undergraduate researchers in the CRRES Undergraduate Research Program. JP considers himself a media junkie, and his research interests follow suit. In the CRRES URP, JP assisted in researching how communication technologies like cellphones affect the health and lives of people with various socioeconomic backgrounds. He also started his own original research on how researchers and academics use social media to engage in public scholarship and disseminate sound science. Overall, JP is deeply interested in the ways new media can be used to positively impact public health and the spread of scientific information in the current digital age. After a marketing internship with Texas Tech University in the summer, JP will return to CRRES in Fall 2018 as a social media intern.
Ellen Soyka, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Ellen Soyka 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.
Sarah Williamson, Spring 2018
Sarah Williamson was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. She is now a senior and will graduate this spring with a BA in Art History with a minor in Dutch Studies. She is currently working on an honors senior thesis concerned with global refugee camps and the impact they have on the experience of their inhabitants. Deeply influenced by both her studies at IU and experiences living overseas, Sarah is currently applying to graduate school to study Urban Design and Planning with hopes of learning to create and modify cities that properly cater to their diverse populations.