Dr. Carson Byrd been featured in the National Center for Institutional Diversity’s research brief, Diversity Scholars Address COVID-19: In The News.
Dr. Carson Byrd, one of our associate professors of sociology, has been featured in the National Center for Institutional Diversity’s research brief, Diversity Scholars Address COVID-19: In The News. According to the Center, "Dr. Byrd's work is being featured because research and scholarship is critical to understanding and addressing COVID-19 impacts, including focused attention on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes, for example, scholarship which interrogates how existing societal inequalities are influencing health disparities in COVID-19 outcomes based on race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and disability status, among other characteristics. It also includes critical attention to existing and emergent social and cultural perceptions and attitudes — such as prejudice and bias based on race/ethnicity, nationality, and immigrant status — that underlie discriminatory behaviors and decision making."