The Center for "Race," Culture and Social Justice

Faculty Summer Research Grants

The Center's annual Faculty Summer Research Grants are aimed at supporting research, scholarship, and curriculum development focusing on race and social justice. Recipients of these grants deliver a public lecture on the following year, either in the fall or in the spring, sharing some of the results of their research.


Academic year 2023-2024 recipients:

Russell Chun (Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations) "Pygmalion and Waifu: Exploring the Racial and Gendered Practice of Generative AI Image Making"

Cong Liu (Psychology) "The Effect of Workplace Ostracism on Physiological Responsivity and Behavioral Coping Among Minority Employees."

Academic year 2021-2022 recipients:

Nicholas Salter and Mariana Garcia, "Leveraging Leadership Racioethnic Perceptions"
Eduardo Duarte, "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Aesthetic Education Offered By Music"

Academic year 2020-2021 recipients

Aisha Wilson-Carter and Andrea Efthymiou, “Code-Meshing the Curriculum: A Student- and Faculty-Centered Framework for Social Justice” 

Academic year 2019-2020 recipients:

Rosemary McGunnigle-Gonzales, "'Race' and 'Riots' in American Memory"
John Maerhofer, "Rupturing the Walls of Discontent:
Racialized Borders and the Political Economy of Imperial Citizenship"

Academic year 2018-2019 recipients:
Tomeka Robinson and Katrina Sims, "Facilitated difficult dialogues on systems of power, privilege and oppression"
Yisheng Peng, "Racial group differences in experiences of –and responses to— workplace mistreatment"
Valeria Luiselli, "Black and Brown confinement: Intersectional politics of mass incarceration and mass detention in contemporary America"

Academic year 2017-2018 recipients:
Kristal Brent Zook, "Who Are You? Mixed Emotions: The Multiracial Student Experience"
Mustapha Masrour, "Interculturality: Bridging the Divide"