Confronting Racism Series


Join us for a new summer series addressing systemic racism as well as the ways in which people protest and resist the resulting inequalities. For seven weeks, every Tuesday at 8:00pm, we'll bring together a panel of faculty experts to discuss topics ranging from policing to race in media and technology. This series is brought to you in collaboration with the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council and the College Arts and Humanities Institute.

A Year in Review

It's that time of year! We're pleased to share with you the annual CRRES newsletter. We hope that scrolling through the glossy images put together by our hard-working staff will be a welcome reprieve to the emails flooding your inboxes on pandemic guidelines, Zoom meetings, and yet more news of racism.

Those of you involved in CRRES know that we are not only a research center, but a community of scholars conducting multi-faceted work on race and ethnicity across campus. This newsletter, too, is not only a celebration of what CRRES has accomplished in the past year, but what you have accomplished alongside us.

Inside this year's newsletter, you'll find a message from Director Dina Okamoto, snapshots of CRRES events, and special highlights on the Bloomington farmers' market and CRRES's first History Harvests. You'll also get just a glimpse of the work being done by our incredible affiliates, undergraduate researchers, and postdoctoral fellows.

Thank you all for labor you have done, seen and unseen, throughout the year and perhaps especially in recent weeks. Thank you for attending our events, engaging in challenging discussions, and sharing your expertise. We hope you take a moment to celebrate all that you have done.

CRRES Statement of Solidarity

June 2, 2020

Over the past few days, we have seen massive protests across the country in response to the senseless killing of George Floyd. The uprising also represents a response to systemic racism, police brutality, and the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black lives that have been cut short. We are outraged, angry, and exhausted by the continued attacks on Black and Brown lives. And it is within this context that we are still experiencing the threat of COVID-19 and its disparate impacts on communities of color. In this moment, how do we move forward?

UPDATED JULY 2020: CRRES will maintain a COVID-19 resource guide for the duration of the pandemic. On this page, you'll find general resources, IU-specific resources and updates, emerging race data on COVID-19, a library of readings that examines both current and historical links between race, ethnicity, and infectious disease.

Applying for a grant?

CRRES-funded Research

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

Learn about CRRES grants

Become a CRRES affiliate

Join a Community of Scholars

The Center brings together faculty and students who conduct or have interests in race and ethnicity research to provide opportunities for critical and intellectual egnagement.

Learn about becoming an affiliate

Postdoc positions

Nurturing academic careers

The CRRES Postdoctoral Scholars Program is a fellowship program that aims to create a legacy of scholars to address broad issues.

Learn about the positions



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