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Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Center for Research on
Race and Ethnicity in Society

CRRES-funded Research

Caralee Jones

Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipient Caralee Jones (African American and African Diaspora Studies) delivers the presentation: "'Just as Black?': Understanding the Racial and Ethnic Identities of Afro-Caribbeans in the U.S." Jones, along with co-author Christy Erving (Sociology), placed second in a graduate student paper competition at the 2013 Association of Black Sociologists conference in New York City.

The Center awards small grants to support faculty and graduate students conducting ongoing research in the area of race and ethnicity.

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2016 Grant Awardees

Faculty Seed Grant (FSG) Recipients

  • Jennifer Lee, Sociology
    "Racial Triangulation of Asians and Latinos: An Experimental Survey of the Field of Race Relations"
  • Cara Caddoo, History
    "Race, Film, and the Lincoln Motion Picture Company"
  • Terri Francis, Cinema and Media Studies
    "Ecstatic Instruction in African American Arts and Media"
  • Graduate Student Research Grant (GSRG) Recipients

  • Lauren Apgar, Sociology
    "The Economic Incorporation of Immigrants Across the 50 United States"
  • Matthew Fowler, Political Science
    "White Linked Fate and Backlash: Realistic and Percieved Threats to White Group Cohesion"
  • Nzingha Kendall, American Studies
    "Imperfect Independence: Black Women Experimental Filmmakers"
  • Jordan Lynton, Anthropology
    "Strategic Identity Formation in Chinese-Jamaican Communites"
  • Kevin Taber, Political Science
    "Ethnicity and Transnationalism Abroad: Shaping African Migrant Associations' Homeland Efforts"
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant (GSTG) Recipients

  • Kelly Hanson, English
    "Transnational Performances of Haitian History"
  • Douglas Peach, Folklore and Ethnomusicology
    "Music & the Confederate Flag Debate in South Carolina: An Audiotopic Analysis"
  • Tamara van der Does, Sociology
    "Ethnic Niches and High School Employment among Latino/as"
  • 2015 Grant Awardees

    Faculty Seed Grant (FSG) Recipients

    • Matthew Hayes, Political Science
      "Race and Voter Identification Laws"
    • Jason McGraw, History
      "The Loudest Island in the World: Jamaican Music at Home and Abroad, 1940s-1970s"
    • Jakobi Williams, African American and African Diaspora Studies
      "The Original Rainbow Coalition of Late-1960s-era Chicago"

    Graduate Student Research Grant (GSRG) Recipients

    • Carl Robert DeMuth, Anthropology
      "Coal Heritage Archaeology"
    • Safak Kilictepe, Anthropology
      "Reproducing a "Racially Pure" Nation through the Regulations of Reproductive Technologies: High-Tech Islamist State Pronatalism and Kurdish Women's Reproduction"
    • Jedidiah Kuhn, American Studies
      "The Stewart Indian School: Colonial Regulation and Assimilation"
    • Alaina Roberts, History
      "Chickasaw Freedpeople in Nineteenth-century Indian Territory"
    • Juan Rojas, Folklore & Ethnomusicology
      "Post-Paramilitary Violence and Collective Reparation through Traditional Music in a Colombian Afro-Caribbean Town"

    Graduate Student Travel Grant (GSTG) Recipients

    • Kirk Harris, Political Science
    • Sarah Monson, Anthropology
    • David Nguyen, Education
    • Shu-Yi Wang, Psychology
    • Francesca White, Education

    2013-2014 Grant Awardees

    Faculty Seed Grant (FSG) Recipients

    • Stephen Benard, Sociology
      "Labor Market Outcomes for Asian Men and Women in the United States"
    • Karen Inouye, American Studies
      "Tenants' Rights Organization in Boston Vietnamese Lodging Houses"
    • Sarah Imhoff, Religious Studies and Borns Jewish Studies
      Symposium, "Jews, Race, America" (October 5-7, 2013)
    • Amrita Myers, History and Gender Studies
      "Liminal Lives: Black Women and Interracial Families in the Old South"
    • Ellen Wu, History
      "Overrepresented: Asian Americans, Race, and Class in Late-Twentieth Century America"

    Graduate Student Research Grant (GSRG) Recipients

    • Meagan Call-Cummings, Education
      "Latinos in Action"
    • Christopher Clements, History
      "'The Criminal Elements Amongst Us': Narrating Twentieth-Century Mohawk Nationalism"
    • Norihide Furukawa, Anthropology
      "Becoming Educated in a Multi-Ethnic University: Affirmative Action and Ethnic Change in Malawi"
    • Matthew R. Kerchner, Anthropology
      "In the Shadow of the Children's Fire: Race, Policy and the American Summer Camp Movement"
    • Dana Prewitt, Sociology
      "Racial Projects and Intersectionality: Insights from Elementary Educators"
    • Davina Two Bears, Anthropology
      "The Old Leupp Boarding School: The Navajo and Japanese Experience"

    Graduate Student Travel Grant (GSTG) Recipients

    • Melinda Brennan, Gender Studies
    • Meagan Call-Cummings, Education
    • Christopher Clements, History
    • Sarah Dees, Religious Studies
    • Christy Erving, Sociology
    • Caralee Jones, African American and African Diaspora Studies
    • Hope Rias, Education
    • Jessica Waggoner, English

    Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
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    Bloomington, IN 47405
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