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Atinuke O. Adediran

Visiting Fellow, Center for Racial Justice
Atinuke (Tinu) Adediran is an associate professor of law at Fordham University School of Law. Her areas of expertise include institutional inequality, race and the law, nonprofits, corporations, and law and social science. Dr. Adediran has published…
Visiting fellow

Julian Brave NoiseCat

Visiting Fellow, Center for Racial Justice
Julian Brave NoiseCat is a visiting fellow at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy's Center for Racial Justice. A member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen and a descendant of the Lil’Wat Nation of Mount Currie, he is a writer and filmmaker…

Dominique Adams-Santos

Associate Director, Center for Racial Justice
Dr. Adams-Santos is a qualitative researcher who centers questions of sexuality, intimacy, and belonging in the digital era; in particular, how individuals navigate the racial, gender, and sexual politics of digital and urban landscapes in their search for intimacy and community.

Mara Ostfeld

Research Director
Mara Cecilia Ostfeld is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Michigan and an assistant research scientist at the Ford School. Her research broadly focuses on the relationship between race, media and political attitudes.…

Second round of anti-racism faculty hiring proposals due Oct. 1

Sep 16, 2021
As the University of Michigan’s Anti-Racism Faculty Hiring Initiative moves forward, the Office of the Provost is inviting proposals for the second round of clusters of new tenure-track faculty whose scholarship focuses on structural racism and...

Collective Remembrance and Detroiters' Views Toward Racial Inequity

March 24, 2023
Erykah Benson, Jasmine Simington
In 2019, the median White household in the U.S. had about eight times the wealth of the median Black household – $184,000 compared to $23,000, respectively. Economists have highlighted that these disparities are far from new and deeply rooted in...

A Student-Led Discussion on Migration and Refugee Policy

November 2021
The goals of the event were to reflect on themes from the Center's immigration policy discussion on 11/9 with Jennifer Lee, begin to process images of Haitian migrants turned away from the US border, and discuss the racial implications of US migration and refugee...

Angela Harrelson: Masterclass in Activism

Jan 20, 2023 1:21:57

With Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Angela Harrelson, aunt of George Floyd and author of Lift Your Voice will share her journey into racial justice activism and her work in this space. January, 2023.

Bianca Wilson: LGBTQ rights

Oct 27, 2022 1:15:29

Bianca Wilson discusses LGBTQ rights in a speaker series that focuses on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy as both a disciplinary field and as a course of action. October, 2022.

Trevon Logan: Racial foundations of labor market policy

Sep 14, 2021 1:08:00

Racial Foundations of Public Policy is a fall 2021 virtual speaker series that focuses on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy as both a disciplinary field and as a course of action.

Rebecca Carroll on "Surviving the White Gaze"

Mar 3, 2021 0:59:42

Join us for a discussion with Rebecca Carroll on her new book, Surviving the White Gaze with Beth Chimera, writing instructor at the Ford School Writing Center, moderating the discussion. 

Earl Lewis: History, reparations and policy 2.0

Feb 19, 2021 0:54:56

Earl Lewis, the Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, will lead a discussion on history, reparations, and policy.