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January 21, 2016


Faculty Achievements


Spring 2016 Faculty Achievement Celebration


When: Jan. 21, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Location: Pop Up Just Art Space (1255 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607)

Series: Brown Bag Series Faculty Development Program


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Join IRRPP to celebrate and learn about recent achievements by UIC Faculty doing research on race, ethnicity, and public policy. Here is a summary of some of the accomplishments of UIC faculty that we are honoring and celebrating.


  • Amanda E. Lewis, IRRPP Director

    Her book, Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools, was published by Oxford University Press in September 2015.

  • Rohan Jeremiah, Community Health Sciences

    Professor Rohan, together with Global Girl, Inc. is a recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation International Connections Grant Fund. He also recieved a federal grant in collaboration with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center.

  • Alexandara Filindra, Political Science

    Professor Filindra's paper, "Racial Resentment and Whites' Gun Policy," has been accepted for publication by Political Behavior.

  • Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Gender & Women’s Studies

    Professor Nzinga-Johnson's forthcoming book, Lean Semesters: The Working Lives of Women of Color Contingent Faculty is going to be published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • Jennifer Hebert-Beirne, Community Health Sciences

    Professor Hebert-Beirne has been integral in the Little Village Participatory Community Assessment project, designed to analyze the Community Health Survey data.

  • Rachel Weber, Urban Planning and Policy

    Professor Weber's book, From Boom to Bubble: How Finance Built the New Chicago, has been published by the University of Chicago Press.

  • Henrika McCoy, Social Work

    Professor McCoy has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice to study the physical, emotional, and financial injuries of young black men exposed to and victimized by violence.

  • Stephanie Riger, Psychology & Gender and Women's Studies, Emeritus

    Professor Riger has won the Lifetime Career Award from the Psychology of Women Division of the American Psychological Association.

  • Jennifer Brier, Gender & Women's Studies

    Professor Brier 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.

  • Von Eugene Nebbitt, Social Work

    Professor Nebbitt's book, Public Housing: Addressing Psychological and Behavioral Health, was published by Columbia University Press.

  • Dave Stovall, African American Studies & Education

    Professor Stovall's book is coming out January 2016.

  • Amy Bailey, Sociology

    Bailey co-wrote Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence with Stewart E. Tolnay which was published by UNC Press in June of 2015.

  • Nadine Naber, Gender and Women’s Studies & Asian American Studies

    Naber became an expert author for UN ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia).