Ostfeld awarded U-M Anti-Racism Grant

September 14, 2022

Mara Ostfeld, associate faculty director and director of communications at Poverty Solutions, has been awarded one of eight Anti-Racism Grants from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research for her collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. The partnership project "will design and administer the first panel survey of a large, representative sample of Puerto Ricans living on the island. Using this survey infrastructure, the team will regularly collect, analyze and disseminate information on Puerto Rican attitudes toward a range of policies, and Puerto Rican experiences."

The grants are jointly administered and advanced in partnership with the National Center for Institutional Diversity’s Anti-Racism Collaborative. 

In announcing the grants, Trachette Jackson, assistant vice president for research – diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, said, "If we truly want to achieve equity and justice for all, it is absolutely essential that we gain a deeper understanding of the complex racial inequalities that are embedded in nearly every facet of our society."

Ostfeld is working with faculty from UPR as well as colleagues from the Center for Political Studies and Vanderbilt University.   

The full grant announcement from OVPR can be seen here.