Charis Kubrin, Associate Professor in Criminology, Law and Society and Jessica Perez, graduate student in Social Ecology, are the inaugural recipients of the Dean's Diversity Research Awards in the School of Social Ecology. The awards are given to recognize excellence in research and showcase and advance our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Charis Kubrin received the award in recognition of her article, "Rap on Trial," published in Race and Justice, the official journal of the American Society of Criminology, Division on People of Color and Crime. Her "rap on trial" study represents the mission of the School of Social Ecology for conducting tranformative problem-oriented research, and makes an important contribution to diversity:namely, to help promote equal protection in the adminstration of justice in the courtroom, especially as related to race and class. Jessica Perez's work focuses on strategies to expand and enhance access to services for the homeless and clearly exemplifies the goals of this award.