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CRF supports interdisciplinary, scientific collaborations aimed at understanding the diversity, health and well-being of families while discovering solutions to the challenges family face.

Social Justice Related Research

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) has a deep commitment to social justice which is demonstrated through our core mission of advancing research for the health and well-being of all families. Our goal is that the faculty and student research that we support will inform policy and practices that will reduce and, ultimately, eliminate social, economic and health inequities. Our student and faculty scholars are studying topics across a broad range of areas that affect families. Many are looking at inequality in the lives of families that exist at the intersections of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and abilities. 

Former CRF Scholars Received SEED Grants

Three former CRF Family Research Scholars have received SEED Grant funds from the Institute of Diversity Sciences. Director of IDS Nilanjana Buju Dasgupta announced this month that the scholars, Krista Harper (FRS '08-'09), Mark Pachucki (FRS '18-19) Nicole VanKim (FRS '19-'20) were awarded the grants as members of interdisciplinary and inter-university teams for working on projects that "strive to solve important equity-related problems through science and engineering research.” 

COVID-19: Social Scientists' Views on the Pandemic’s Impact & What Comes Next

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June 9, 2020 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm


Free and open to the public

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on all aspects of life around the world with reverberations that will be felt for years to come. In this time of constant change, you may have a lot of questions about the future.


Virtual via Zoom

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