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First race and ethnicity cluster hires arrive at Washington University

Washington University in St. Louis is welcoming the first round of faculty members identified through its race and ethnicity cluster hire initiative, a multiyear effort to build a world-class and interdisciplinary research program on race.

“WashU already has renowned scholars in this field, and this cohort will further our distinction as a university engaged in path-breaking research on race,” Provost Beverly Wendland said. “The varied methodologies on display with this group also offer our students innovative course opportunities. I look forward to the many ways that this cohort, and future ones, will further enhance our research, teaching and learning at WashU.”

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin announced the initiative in the wake of George Floyd’s death as part of a broader effort to address systemic racism and its toll on Black and other racial communities.

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