Please join us for an opportunity to meet selected grantees of the 2022 Anti-Racism Graduate Research Grants. Sponsored by Rackham Graduate School, Center for Racial Justice (CRJ), and the Anti-Racism Collaborative at the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), the grant program supports engagement in research projects focused on racism, racial equity, and racial justice while advancing graduate student progress toward degree.

In the second year of this program, over $122,000 was awarded to 27 students from across the 19 schools and colleges for their research projects. In this virtual event, attendees will engage with graduate student grantees about their research in moderated breakout sessions. Click here to view all the 2022 grantees' project abstracts.

View the slidedeck for the welcome remarks here.

4:00 p.m. Welcome remarks

Ethriam Brammer, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Rackham Graduate School

Dominique Adams-Santos, Associate Director of the Center for Racial Justice; Associate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer; Special Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; ARC Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow; Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

2022 grantees self-introductions

Breakout room instructions

Mary Rose, Anti-Racism Collaborative Program Manager, National Center for Institutional Diversity

4:10 p.m. Transition to Breakout Session A 

4:35 p.m. Transition to Breakout Session B

5:00 p.m. Event concludes. Please complete brief post-event survey!

1. Experiences of Marginalization

Taylor Lewis (PhD Student in Higher Education) — Towards a “Quare” Battle Fatigue: Queer and Trans Students of Color’s Experiences of and Resistance to Queer & Racial Battle Fatigue

Angie Kim (PhD Student in Higher Education) — Manifestations of Racial Neoliberalism through Experiences of Students of Color in Anti-Racism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committees at Historically White Institutions

Moderator: Dominique Adams-Santos

2. Navigating Digital Spaces

Kristen Leer (PhD Student in Communication and Media) — Social Media Activism and Trauma: How Activists Manage the Emotional Effects of Traumatic Media Content

Katherine Lebioda (PhD Student in Higher Education) — Blossoming Together: Imagining New Relationships between Students of Color and Institutions through Digital Storytelling

Moderator: Louisa Williams 

3. Community Partnerships

Jennifer Gonzalez-Hernandez (MPH Student in Health Behavior and Health Education) — Washtenaw County Latinx Health Services Consortium: The Alianza Project

Marisol Fila (PhD Student in Romance Languages and Literatures) — Content and Form: The Black Press and Articulations of Blackness in Twenty-First Century Buenos Aires and São Paulo

Moderator: Julianna Loera Wiggins 

4. Student Identity Development 

Andy Pinedo and Gaby Kubi (PhD Students in Education and Psychology) — Cultivating Students’ Critical Consciousness and Ethnic-Racial Identity: Ethnic Studies and Adolescent Development

Danielle Maxwell (PhD Student in Chemistry) — A Critical Approach to Examine the Racial and Science Identity Formation of Latinx Students

Moderator: Yvonne Garcia