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

Funded Projects: Undergraduate Research Program in the Social Sciences and Humanities


The Collected Writings of John F. Matheus,
Dr. Clark Barwick and Margaret VanSchaik
Challenging Colorism: Contestations and Critiques in India’s Transnational Media Field,
Dr. Radhika Parameswaran and Kaeylyn Le-Hue
Integration Beyond Numbers: Getting Along and Working Together in a Multiethnic Neighborhood, Dr. Denia Garcia and Alan Beard
Rising to the Challenge: Latino Political Activism Amidst Threat and Opportunity Messages,
Dr. Vanessa Cruz Nichols and Dalia Raya
Examining the Potential for Systemic Bias in Student Affairs Case Referral,
Hannah Eli under the mentorship of Dr. Jennifer Lee
Entre comadres: A study on IU Latina students’ health information seeking and access,
Dr. Lucia Guerra-Reyes and Samanta Zapien

“I appreciated what I thought of as a system of dual support from both my mentor and the CRRES group. It was a great way to look at the road bumps in my project’s evolution from different perspectives.” – Brendan Martin, 2016 Student Researcher


Exploring How Local Political Context Impacts Black, Latino, and Asian American Political Participation,
Dr. Bernard Fraga and Maya Wilson-Fernandez
Circumventing Segregation and Capturing Police Violence: Digital Technology as a Means of Empowering the Racially Marginalized And Health and Well-being Implications of Internet and Cellphone Disconnection,
Dr. Amy Gonzales and JP Pritchard
Caribbean American Exceptionalism: A Tropical Slant on Citizenship and Belonging,
Dr. Vivian Halloran and Grace Jewell
The Black Messiah: Music, Religion and Activism,
Dr. Alisha Jones and Caitleen Cunneen
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Higher Education,
Dr. Sam Museus, Sacha Sharp, and Lilly Forkner

2016 Projects

The International Geographies of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act,
Dr. Ishan Ashutosh and Abby McIntosh
Intersecting Religion: Race, Gender, and Jewishness, and the Work of Florence Kiper Frank,
Dr. Sarah Imhoff and Harmoni El-Amin
Race and Voter ID Requirements,
Dr. Matthew Hayes and Jasmine Harris
Japanese and Italian Immigration in the American West, 1882-1924,
Dr. Jacob Lee and Brendan Martin
Conceptions of Arabs and Arabness among Jewish women who immigrated to Israel in the
1950s from Iraq and Poland,
Dr. Aziza Khazzoom and Michelle Bennett

2016 URP participants gather following the end-of-program group breakfast. Mentors and students shared how their research projects had developed throughout the Program.


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