The Research Team for Rooting Intergroup Relations: A Curricular “Mapping” of the Field included:

Angela Stuesse

Assistant Professor, University of South Florida Department of Anthropology
Dr. Angela Stuesse is an engaged anthropologist and an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida. She was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Kirwan Institute in 2009-2010. She is currently writing a book, Globalization “Southern Style,” based on her research on Latino migration to rural Mississippi, the poultry industry, and cross-racial worker organizing there.  While in Mississippi, she was a founding collaborator of the poultry workers’ center MPOWER, where she developed and piloted a curriculum titled Solidarity/Solidaridad: Building Cross-Cultural Understanding for Poultry Worker Justice. 

Cheryl Staats

Research Associate, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Cheryl Staats’ work at the Kirwan Institute centers on immigration. She was a researcher on a project team for the 2008-2009 Kirwan Institute initiative that explored alliance building between African American and immigrant communities with an eye towards the challenges and opportunities associated with these partnerships.

Andrew Grant-Thomas

Former Deputy Director, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Dr. Andrew Grant-Thomas was the Deputy Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University from 2006-2012. His interests include structural racism and implicit bias, alliance-building between immigrants and African Americans, African American males and gender dynamics within the African American community, and systems thinking. He previously directed the Color Lines Conference and managed a range of policy-oriented racial justice projects at the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. He is editor of Twenty-first Century Color Lines: Multiracial Change in Contemporary America.

Kerra Carson, Graduate Research Assistant, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Ashley Meredith, Graduate Assistant, University of South Florida Department of Anthropology
Robert Mayher, Graduate Assistant, University of South Florida Department of Anthropology
Owen Gaither, Intergroup Resources Intern, University of South Florida Department of Anthropology
David Cox, Intergroup Resources Intern, University of South Florida Department of Anthropology
Raul Marquez, Intergroup Resources Logo Design, La Carpa Online

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