Hi, I'm Erykah!ย 

I'm a mixed-methods scholar studying the changing nature of racism and technology.ย 

I am a research fellow at the Center for Racial Justice, where I study topics such as views toward racial inequity, reparations, as well as Detroiters' economic well-being and entrepreneurship using survey data from the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study.ย 

I am grateful to have my research supported by the National Science Foundation, the Population Studies Center, and the National Center for Institutional Diversity.ย 

My work has appeared on multiple platforms, including The Detroit Free Press, Bridge Detroit, and CBS News Detroit. Welcome to my site!

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"The only lasting truth is change." - Octavia E. Butlerย 

Erykah Benson's research receives support from the University of Michigan Center for Racial Justice, Population Studies Center, National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), the Stone Center for Inequality Dynamics, the U-M Department of Sociology, and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program