Part of $72 million given out by Mellon Foundation to various universities
Cornell University recently announced that the university has received a $5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to study the link between migration and racism.
The grant will support efforts by the university’s Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge project to “respond to historical and ongoing nativist and racialized violence in the U.S. by turning the university into a living laboratory,” according to a news release. The research endeavor is titled “Cross-Border Movements: Racism, Dispossession, and Migration.”
The migrations project is an interdisciplinary undertaking of Global Cornell to study the movement of “all living things,” according to its website. “Education—through multidisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement—can prepare future leaders, scientists, policymakers,…