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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (in)Equality

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Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Study of (In)Equality


"Nothing is so unequal as the equal treatment of unequal people."    Aristotle

IRISE is designed to provide opportunities and support for faculty and students to engage in the development of cutting edge interdisciplinary research on issues of inequality, social justice, and inclusivity with a central focus on community engaged projects in health and education.  On this website, you will find a comprehensive list of our research, programs for students & faculty, events, funding opportunities, academic & community partners.  Additionally, you will find a public scholarship page of resources for education and health inequality research and advocacy including scholarly works, reports, data, and maps. 

This is just the beginning as IRISE works to prioritize racial inequality as a core research area across various disciplines.  We welcome your feedback as we continue to develop our website into a robust resource for faculty, students and the community.

Running With My Girls Event on Feb.25!  Don't miss it!  RSVP here 



Post-Doctoral Fellow, Social Movement Support Center 

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Spirituals Project and Social Justice

Postdoctoral Fellow, Racial Disparities and Physical Health 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Inclusive Teaching Practices in Higher Education




New course offerings by IRISE Visiting Professor, Dr. Cheryl Matias

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Students!  Check out the 2019-2020 Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Courses HERE


Working for racial equity on our campus & in our community

NEW PUBLICATION by Dr. Frank Tuitt and IRISE Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Myntha Anthym!  Entire issue here

 Congratulations to IRISE Postdoc Alfredo Huante; winner of the ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities James E. Blackwell Best Graduate Student Paper Award. "A Lighter Shade of Brown? Racial Formation and Gentrification in Latino Los Angeles," (forthcoming in Social Problems) selected for making important theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of racism and race relations.

Check out the latest article by Postdoctoral Fellow David Barillas Chón : Indigenous Immigrant Youth's Understandings of Power: Race, Labor, and Language. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal,