PRBA took the lead for the Research Center for Group Dynamics in organizing the ISR commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday with a panel entitled, MLK’s Legacy for Social and Behavioral Science Research. This theme was quite fitting because in September 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…
Belinda Tucker came to the University of Michigan in 1971 as a graduate student in social psychology. Coming out of the turbulent 1960s, she was drawn to the program by its demonstrated commitment to diversity and to addressing societal ills (which seemed monumental at the time). She was especially attracted by its welcoming faculty, including Pat Gurin, Elizabeth Douvan, and Ewart Thomas, and the strong sense of community among the students. As luck would have it, James Jackson was hired as a new professor that very year. And the rest, shall we say, is history.
Patricia Gurin, a diversity researcher and pioneer in intergroup dialogue, has been named the recipient of the 2019 James S. Jackson Distinguished Career Award for Diversity Scholarship.
Dr. Deborah Robinson has been appointed Research Investigator within the Research Center for Group Dynamics (RCGD), at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also Assistant Director for International Projects at the Program for Research on Black Americans, which is a part of RCGD.
Carl C. Bell was a scholar, activist, educator, administrator, navy officer, leader in the community mental health movement, as well as a renowned psychiatrist. Maybe more than anything else, he was committed to the African American community of southside Chicago. He worked tirelessly to reduce all forms of violence there, and nationally.