Race and Campus Housing Research Group

Chicago area high schools are some of the most racially segregated in the nation. And, as students transition to the University of Illinois, their placement in the campus housing system transposes these racial divisions onto the university landscape. This project explores race and space on campus, specifically focusing on the student dormitories. Currently, African American and Latino students are disproportionately housed in two residential halls. Using student demographic data, Julie Dowling will investigate how race, socio-economic status and neighborhood of origin influence placement in the UIUC dorms. Furthermore, she explores the racial composition of student networks and perceptions of race relations through a campus survey.

For more information on this project, please contact Julie Dowling at dowlingj@illinois.edu











Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society
1108 W Stoughton, Urbana, IL 61801
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