The University of North Florida

Signatory: John Kantner, Associate Vice President for Research

Joined: November 2016

ContactJeffriAnne Wilder, Associate Professor of Sociology & Founding Director,  Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations 

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The University of North Florida is strongly committed to supporting and advancing the cause of the Collaborative by addressing the lives of women and girls of color in research.

In particular, the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations (SRER) has devoted our focus over the next 3-5 years to research connected to women and girls of color.

For us, this means addressing the following issues: colorism among women and girls of color; leadership development for women and girls of color; and the advancement of equity and access for women and girls of color in higher education. We are committed to promoting research opportunities for our Affiliate faculty and students in these key areas.

Further, any new and current projects launching from the Institute (and any related publications) will have this focus. We also intend to reach out to other colleges and universities in the state of Florida University System to organize a statewide consortium.

“Our university is thrilled to be a part of this important collaborative. Now more than ever, it is imperative for colleges, universities, and other organizations to prioritize the issues of women and girls of color. We are excited to be participating in this effort.”

Jeffrianne Wilder, Associate Professor of Sociology & Founding Director,  Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations