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Race, Poverty, and Inequality

The vast majority of research at IHDSC focuses on populations that face social or economic disparities. Institute researchers are particularly interested in how human development is affected by poverty or inequality, and explore this topic through settings and processes such as neighborhood disinvestment, income insecurity and instability, racial and economic discrimination, persistent segregation, intergenerational mobility, or economic scarcity. Key goals of this research are to identify paths and programs that lead toward greater opportunities for success and to influence social policy so that people have increased access to high quality services.

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Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies

The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies (CR+DS) produces cutting edge research that illuminates the ways that race, ethnicity and identity shape and are shaped by digital technologies.

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Global TIES for Children

Global TIES for Children is an international research center at New York University dedicated to designing, evaluating and advising on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe.

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Featured Blog Posts

Asian American Experiences of Racism during COVID-19

Dr. Sumie Okazaki, NYU Steinhardt professor of Applied Psychology, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the racism that Asian Americans face, as well as resources for how parents and other adults can help Asian American children and youth.

The State of Black Suburbs

"For many folks, when I start to talk about the Black suburban experience, they think that it's this moment of meeting of white and Black, of distance coming together. But there's a far more nuanced and complicated reality." Drs. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy and Kimberley Johnson received seed award funding for "The Black Suburban Governance Project" in 2020. Along with PhD candidate Kiara Douds, they discussed their research approach and early findings.

Q&A: Dr. Rachel Atkins

In 2020, Dr. Rachel Atkins received a grant from the Kauffman Foundation to fund the development of the Workshop for Advancement of Research on Racial Equity in Technology Entrepreneurship, through the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies (a center within IHDSC). On the Ground interviewed Dr. Atkins about what inspired her project and how the research community can contribute to the workshop going forward.