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The Institute on Race and Justice involves experts from Northeastern University’s, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, and School of Education to examine questions on race and justice facing urban communities. The Institute works on projects toward the goal of conducting nationally recognized research and providing leadership on race and justice issues.

Audience(s): Academics & Faculty


  • 2016 launched a new Graduate Student Community Internship Program -Partnerships with many local community serving agencies provide foundation for tackling widespread issues.
  • The IRJ has also developed a fellowship program since 2002 that continues to reward projects around topics on race and justice in disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, law, and more.