"Research to Impact" is an ongoing speaker series organized by the affiliated faculty of the Othering & Belonging Institute that was launched in 2017 that brings scholars from all over the country to present their research on a variety of issues tied to diversity and inclusion.

For write-ups and videos of past talks check out the links below:


Oct. 19, 2017: Joseph Fischel, Yale University

Oct. 20, 2017: Erin Kerrison, UC Berkeley

Nov. 17, 2017: Jovan Lewis, UC Berkeley

Dec. 1, 2017: Paul Frymer, Princeton University

Dec. 8, 2017: Elizabeth Alexander, Columbia University


Jan. 26, 2018: Richard Reeves, Brookings Institute

Feb. 2, 2018: Victor Rios, UC Santa Barbara

Feb. 9, 2018: Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University, and Jordan Conwell, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Feb. 16, 2018: Karen Nakamura, UC Berkeley

March 16, 2018: Anne Case, Princeton University (This talk was cancelled)

April 13, 2018: Cathy Cohen, University of Chicago

April 27, 2018: Lisa Garcia Bedolla, UC Berkeley

Oct. 26, 2018: Family Separations

Nov. 6, 2018: Domingo Morel, Rutgers University


March 1, 2019: Anne Case, Princeton University

April 2, 2019: Dawn Dow, University of Maryland & Tina Sacks, UC Berkeley

April 26, 2019: Rucker Johnson, UC Berkeley & Chris Edley, UC Berkeley

September 12, 2019: Belonging in Practice: How to Be Antiracist, with Ibram X. Kendi

September 26, 2019: Monica White - Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

October 11, 2019: Ian Haney López - Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

October 17, 2019: Ruha Benjamin: "The New Jim Code?"

October 23, 2019: Judith Carney - In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World


February 18, 2020: Rodney Leon on "Black Public Art"

Feb. 21, 2020: Deirdre Cooper Owens

March 6, 2020: Elise C. Boddie

March 13, 2020: Jenifer Barclay (This talk was cancelled due to COVID)

April 22, 2020: Terence Keel (This talk was cancelled due to COVID)

April 24, 2020: Riley Snorton  (This talk was cancelled due to COVID)

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