Congratulations to Associate Professor Armando Ibarra, whose research project has been selected by the Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative. Ibarra will work with two university co-principle investigators – Carolina Sarmiento of Civil Society and Community Studies and Revel Sims of Planning and Landscape Architecture – and in partnership with the Milwaukee-based community organization Voces de la Frontera. Together the research team will document and address the threats to health and safety that essential immigrant workers face during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team will take a two-pronged approach to these problems, examining both occupational health and safety issues and housing insecurity by training research assistants and members of the communities to document problems and generate knowledge that can contribute to solutions.
Click here to learn more about the Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative.
Click here to learn more about Associate Professor Ibarra’s project Essential Immigrant Workers, Inequality and COVID-19.