Find session slides, video recordings, and other materials from past events related to research on antiracism, racism, and inequality.

Research on Tap: Broadening Participation in Computing (2023)

Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, Diversity & Inclusion, and the Office of Research Broadening participation of historically underrepresented groups in computing and data sciences is an imperative recognized by leaders of academic institutions, industry, and the government. Related efforts aim to ensure that the research, solutions, and benefits emerging from these disciplines […]

Research on Tap: Safety, Justice, and Health in US Cities (2023)

Hosts: Jonathan Jay, Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health, and Jessica Simes, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Arts & Sciences Community violence and the criminal legal system are gaining recognition as important determinants of health. An emerging literature demonstrates that these factors influence health not only […]

Research on Tap: Data Science for Racial Equity (2021)

Faculty Hosts: Azer Bestavros, Associate Provost, Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, and Ibram X. Kendi, Director and Founder, Center for Antiracist Research The need for research that exposes racist policy implications and informs policy makers and the public on antiracist alternatives could not be more urgent. Data science can be the window through which […]

Research on Tap: Eliminating Health Disparities: Society & Biomedicine (2021)

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced social or economic obstacles to health based on their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic-status, or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion. Understanding and eliminating health disparities demands research on the causes of these health […]

Research on Tap: The American City: Promoting Inclusion or Sowing Division? (2019)

Hosted by Graham Wilson, Professor, Political Science, and Director, Initiative on Cities; and Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities. U.S. cities are places of tremendous diversity that can provide paths to prosperity, promote inclusion and improve well-being. Yet cities must also confront a countervailing narrative as they continue to struggle with discrimination, segregation, addiction […]

Research on Tap: Inequality in the United States (2018)

This Research on Tap, hosted by Spencer Piston, Assistant Professor, Political Science, CAS, brought together faculty from across BU who seek to understand the root causes of inequity in the contemporary United States. Faculty shared their latest research findings and remedies related to disparities in health, education, development, economic opportunity, housing, and criminal justice, and […]

Research on Tap: Mass Incarceration and its Impacts (2017)

In the past four decades, the United States more than quadrupled the size of its prison system. This change in penal policy had a wide range of unwanted and profound social costs. At this Research on Tap, BU faculty discussed their work to understand the consequences of the U.S. prison system on social and economic […]

Research on Tap: Tackling Racial Inequities in Boston: What’s BU Learning? (2016)

Hosted by Graham Wilson, Director, Initiative on Cities, and Professor, Political Science, CAS; and Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities. What’s BU Learning? Brought together faculty from across BU who seek to understand the root causes of inequity in the Boston region and beyond. They shared their latest research findings and remedies related to […]

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