RCPO Mission

The Race, Class, Place, and Outcomes (RCPO) Interdisciplinary Research Group at the University of Missouri-St. Louis centers race as more than a variable, but also as a lived experience. RCPO provides opportunities for interaction and collaboration among faculty and graduate students concerned with a range of issues related to community-level variables and processes including individual’s race and social class, the effects of location and place, as well as societal and cultural factors as they affect a range of health, education, family, and individual outcomes. The group represents and supports inquiry into areas ranging from basic definitional issues to applied questions. In addition, the group facilitates collaborative opportunities for scholars from diverse disciplines across the social sciences, education, and humanities.