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Friday Apr. 15, 2016

The City as Health Policy will Live Stream May 6, 2016!

The City as Health Policy, a conference investigating how city policies affect health, is taking place on May 6, 2016! The conference will be Live Streamed, don't miss it!

Friday Apr. 15, 2016

Kwate awarded Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Smithsonian's Senior Research Fellowship will enable archival research for a project investigating fast food's historical relationship with the African American community.

Friday Apr. 15, 2016

Kwate awarded fellowship at Black Metropolis Research Consortium

A new project will examine fast food's historical relationship to the African American community. Funding from the 2016 Short-Term Research Fellowship at The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), the University of Chicago, will make this research possible.

Wednesday Mar. 9, 2016

New paper on fast food and liquor stores in Chicago

Building on prior work in New York City, a new paper examines the prevalence of fast food and liquor stores (vice stores) in Chicago from 1995 to 2008, examining racial and socioeconomic predictors of store clustering, turnover, and density over time.

Saturday Oct. 17, 2015

New paper explores how gender & SES affect experiences with racism

A new paper uses quantitative and qualitative analyses to assess how socioeconomic position and gender factor into reported racism among African Americans in New York City.

Tuesday Sep. 1, 2015

New funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Naa Oyo A. Kwate will chair a conference at the Center for Race and Ethnicity entitled "The City as Health Policy," to be held in the spring of 2016. The conference is made possible by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for which Kwate serves as the Principal Investigator.

Thursday Aug. 6, 2015

New paper on police perceptions of Black women

A new paper examining the ways in which NYPD officers classify Black women's bodies has just been published in Race and Social Problems. It is available here.

Thursday Feb. 19, 2015

New article published on racism and mental health

A paper investigating the effects racism has on African American mental health over time is published as a First Look (online ahead of publication) at the American Journal of Public Health.

Thursday Feb. 19, 2015

Panel on racism and food justice

Naa Oyo A. Kwate was one of four panelists at the New York City Food Policy Center's Food Policy for Breakfast series on February 17. The panel examined how race, racism and residential segregation affect access to healthy food in NYC.

Thursday Jul. 10, 2014

Article from Black LIFE offshoot study published

A paper investigating whether White residents in three Boston neighborhoods derive health benefits from inequality was published in Social Science and Medicine. It's available here.

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