Recent News from IRRPP and IRRPP Scholars

 

  • IRRPP's April 2016 Scholar Spotlight, featuring Professor Elizabeth Todd-Breland, has been released.
  • Professor Anna Guevarrais featured in IRRPP's March 2016 Scholar Spotlight.
  • IRRPP's February 2016 Scholar Spotlight, featuring Professor Dima Mazen Qato, has been released.
  • Former IRRPP fellow Henrika McCoy was featured in the Chicago Defender for her work on the victimization of black young men.
  • IRRPP Fellow Rohan Jeremiah, along with Global Girl Inc, visited Grenada as part of their MacArthur funded project for youth-led art's based conversations and performance addressing sexual and physical violence.
  • Former IRRPP Fellow Rachel Weber, professor of Urban Planning and Policy, has published a book outlining the relationship between global finance, real estate markets, and the making of Chicago's urban skyline amidst a rapidly changing global and local political economy.
  • Former IRRPP Fellow Alexandra Filindra and Noah Kaplan, professors of Political Science, have published an article in Political Behavior based on their study of the relationship between racial resentment and gun control.
  • IRRPP Director Amanda Lewis and co-author John Diamond have written a piece for Illinois Issues, a NPR Illinois blog about social issues in Illinois.
  • The National Education Association spoke with IRRPP Director Amanda Lewis and her co-author, John Diamond, about their research on racial achievement gaps in well-meaning schools.
  • Professor Jennifer Hebert-Beirne has been integral in the Little Village Participatory Community Assessment project, designed to analyze the Community Health Survey data.
  • Professor Rachel Weber's book, From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago, has been published by the University of Chicago Press.
  • Dr. Nadine Naber became an expert author for UN ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia).
  • Jennifer Brier, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, has worked on "I'm Still Surviving: An Oral History of the Women's Interagency HIV Study in Chicago," as well as an exhibition about women with HIV/AIDs.
  • IRRPP Director Amanda Lewis visited Justin Kaufmann at WGN Radio to discuss her new book Despite the Best Intentions, which examines racial inequalities in education.
  • The October 2015 Scholar Spotlight is here! Aerika Brittian's research examines how urban youth organizations foster positive identity development.
  • The Spring 2015 Annual Report reviews the work of IRRPP for the past year and looks forward to events for the upcoming year.
  • The September 2015 Scholar Spotlight covers the work of Claire Decoteau, which is about the challenges of Somali refugees dealing with alienation as refugees and experiences of racism within the health and welfare system.
  • Read a critique of the Hunger Games by IRRPP's own Delaina Washington and Patrick Washington to explore how race matters in this film.