Racial Inequality Research Grants Awarded to Duke Faculty
The Office of the Provost has selected 18 projects for funding through The Duke Endowment that engage topics related to the issue of racial inequality. These research projects will be led by Duke faculty members during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this funding opportunity in November 2021, building on last year’s grants focused on “Race, Racism and the History of the American South.”
The new projects cover a wide range of topics that highlight the depth and diversity of faculty expertise at Duke. Priority consideration was given to proposals that engage with issues of particular relevance to Durham and North Carolina.
Projects, Lead Faculty and Collaborators
Advancing Racial Health Equity: Developing Novel Approaches to Study Systemic Racism and Health
Tyson Brown, Associate Professor of Sociology
Bioethics and Black Church: Addressing Racial Inequalities and Black Women’s Health in North Carolina
Wylin Wilson, Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics
A Close Examination of Racial Inequality in Foster Care in Durham, North Carolina
Community Partnerships and Pedagogies of Racial Justice: Identifying, Understanding and Challenging Raciolinguistic Practices in the Duke and Durham Communities
Double Consciousness: Perspectives on Composition in Black Music and Poetry
Environmental Health Study of the Pauli Murray Center
Joel Meyer, Truman and Nellie Semans/Alex Brown and Sons Associate Professor of Molecular Environmental Toxicology
Exploring Black History on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Anne Whisnant, Associate Professor in the Social Science Research Institute
Housing Market Activity, Racial-Ethnic Inequality in Housing Insecurity, and School Success
Implicit Racial Moral Approach Avoidance Tendencies: Basic and Practical Applications
A Jury of Your Peers? Examining the Inclusivity of North Carolina’s Jury Pools
Linguistic Discrimination and Anti-Racism
The Origins and Evolution of Critical Race Theory: An Oral History
Trina Jones, Jerome M. Culp Distinguished Professor of Law
Police Funding and Racial Inequalities in Policing: Evidence From the Post-Civil Rights Era
Race and the History of North Carolina’s Gun Laws
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Use and Outcomes of Non-COVID-Related Care Among Medicaid Enrollees in North Carolina
Reckoning with Race-Based Exclusion in Jury Pools in North Carolina County Court
The Role of Corporations in Achieving Racial Equity
School Suspensions and Racial Inequality: Lessons From Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Sarah Komisarow, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics
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- See who received Faculty Advancement Seed Grants on the theme of confronting racism and bias to foster an inclusive community.