Sep. 14, 2015—A $1.4 million grant will allow a research network based at Vanderbilt to continue its study of the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice.
Jul. 28, 2015—Among U.S. job-seekers who identify as black, those born in the Caribbean and Africa are more likely to be working than those born here--but a college degree nearly erases that difference.
Nov. 25, 2014—The new book "Strong Inside" tells the story of Vanderbilt basketball player Perry Wallace, the first black basketball player in the SEC.
May. 29, 2014—Unique molecular "fingerprints" could explain the disparity in Wilms tumor incidence and point to novel, race-specific therapeutic targets.
Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists.
Oct. 17, 2013—A sociologist from California will speak Oct. 25 at the law school about race in the workplace.
Oct. 8, 2013—Moderator Charles E. Scott, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus; Director of the Warren Center, 1987-1993 Jean Feerick, English, John Carroll University; Warren Center Fellow, 2005-2006 Gilbert Herdt, Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University; Warren Center Fellow 1997-1998 Richard King, History, University of Nottingham; Warren Center Fellow 2001-2002 Benita Roth, Sociology, Binghamton University; Warren Center Fellow...
Aug. 1, 2013—Ernest Campbell, who was instrumental in revitalizing Vanderbilt's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and known nationally for his research in race relations, desegregation and education, died July 28.
Oct. 10, 2012—Is race a biological category written in our genes? Or are genomic scientists and biomedical researchers mistakenly using race to explain away health disparities among different population groups? Dorothy Roberts, the Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will explore this issue in an upcoming Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University.
Mar. 6, 2012—Because racial identification is much more fluid in Latin America and the Caribbean than it is in the United States, researchers with Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project used actual skin color rather than racial identity to examine the effect of ethnicity on equality issues like class and educational attainment.
Jul. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University professor of law and political science Carol Swain believes that America’s departure from our founding fathers’ Judeo-Christian roots has come at a cost politically, socially and morally.
Mar. 24, 2011—Yale University cultural historian Matthew Jacobson will speak April 4 at Vanderbilt University on iconic 1960s rocker Jimi Hendrix in the context of the Civil Rights struggle.