Over the spring and early summer of 2020, researchers from IU's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity helped document U.S. racial history by creating a digital archive of signs and other objects (masks, flags, t-shirts, speeches written on paper) from protests against police violence and systemic racism. With partners, the center also brought race scholars and activists together for a seven-week online panel series that fostered powerful conversations about the legacies of racism and traditions of protest and resistance. The panel series was a collaboration between CRRES, IU Bloomington Arts and Humanities Council, and College of Arts and Humanities Institute.
CRRES provides an interdisciplinary home for dozens of faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and students who study race and ethnicity. The Postdoctoral Scholars Program is a key part of the center, providing support and mentorship for a new generation of scholars such as Candace Miller, a sociologist studying the impact of racial inequalities in urban neighborhoods.