Research

Urban and Community Studies

Our faculty produces cutting edge research about the environment’s influence on behavior, and how to address seemingly intractable problems like neighborhood inequality, unequal housing opportunity, urban violence, and troubled schools.

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Health and Family Wellbeing

Individual and family wellbeing are vital components of a strong community and society. Research with the African American Studies Department explores the social physical determinants of health vulnerabilities and family functioning.  Our...

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Race, Culture and Social Status

The African American Studies Department is committed to the examination of how difference and inequality define the experiences of black communities within diverse societies.  Women and work, gender norms and masculinity, and the experiences of...

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Global and Comparative Studies

We live in an era in which a broader political economy links and shapes the experiences of black communities throughout the world. Family relationships, migration, and health are but a few topics explored by the faculty within Sub-Saharan Africa...

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