College of Arts and Sciences

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society

Center for Research on
Race and Ethnicity in Society

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

Current Projects
Exploring How Local Political Context Impacts Black, Latino, and Asian American Political Participation, Political Science Department
Circumventing Segregation and Capturing Police Violence: Digital Technology as a Means of Empowering the Racially Marginalized / Health and Well-being Implications of Internet and Cellphone Disconnection, Media School
Caribbean American Exceptionalism: A Tropical Slant on Citizenship and Belonging, Departments of English and American Studies
The Black Messiah: Music, Religion and Activism, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Higher Education, School of Education

“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

2016 Projects

The International Geographies of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, Geography
Intersecting Religion: Race, Gender, and Jewishness, and the Work of Florence Kiper Frank, Religious Studies Department
Race and Voter ID Requirements,Political Science
Japanese and Italian Immigration in the American West, 1882-1924, History
Conceptions of Arabs and Arabness among Jewish women who immigrated to Israel in the
1950s from Iraq and Poland, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

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