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College of Arts and Sciences Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
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Pamela Braboy JacksonWelcome to CRRES!

Welcome to the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES)! My name is Pamela Braboy Jackson and I am honored to serve as the Inaugural Director. Our Advisory Board and affiliated faculty have extensive experience conducting research in the area of race and ethnicity. These scholars contribute to the IUB intellectual community in their roles as cultural anthropologists, demographers, historians, political scientists, public health researchers, and sociologists. Innovative research is also being conducted by CRRES faculty located in area studies programs (e.g., African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Gender Studies, Latino Studies) and other units at IUB (e.g., School of Education, School of Public and Environmental Affairs).

The primary goal of CRRES is to make the study of race and ethnicity more visible on the IUB campus by providing a forum for research collaborations across interdisciplinary units. For more information about becoming a CRRES affiliate, please contact the Associate Director, Dr. Sylvia Martinez, at 812-855-8016 or crres at We invite you to browse our website, attend our speaker series, and engage our faculty and students as they pursue their research agendas. Join us as we begin our inaugural year at CRRES.

Pamela Braboy Jackson is a Professor of Sociology. She is an author and co-author of numerous articles and book chapters that focus on health inequalities, such as: “The Intersection of Race, Gender, & SES: Health Paradoxes.” She is a past recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award; the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship; and post-doctoral research award from Harvard University. She served as the Director of the Sociological Research Practicum (SRP) entitled The Intersection of Family, Work, and Health and is collaborating on a book project (using these data) with her former graduate student, Dr. Rashawn Ray, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Maryland, College Park.