Professor James S. Jackson, passed away Tuesday evening, September 1st, in Ann Arbor after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully with his wife, Toni, and daughters Ariana and Kendra by his side.
James Jackson was the Founder and Leader of the Program for Research on Black Americans.
We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Mentoring Workshop on African American Aging Research sponsored by the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.
#WeGlobal: African Americans Living Abroad is a project of the Program for Research on Black Americans. Dr. Deborah Robinson, Director of AALA, speaks in libraries and museums about the initiative and uses the opportunity to “crowdsource” contacts of African Americans…
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…
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.
James Jackson, Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, RCGD research professor, and former director of ISR, will be awarded the University of Michigan’s inaugural Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award.