The Collective: A BIPOC ThinkIR Initiative aims to uplift BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) faculty and staff at the University of Louisville by highlighting their research and providing open-access to BIPOC-produced scholarship through our institutional repository. By featuring a BIPOC scholars research collection in our institutional repository, we hope to encourage scholars of all disciplines to intentionally seek out the research and scholarship of their colleagues of color.

We welcome participation from all historically underrepresented groups. To learn more about the project and be added to the collection, please visit: ThinkIR: BIPOC Scholars.

“Decolonizing research and data is a crucial part of realizing systemic change for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.” - Coalition of Communities of Color


Submissions from 2023


Unraveling the Hispanic Health Paradox, Jose Fernandez, Monica Garcia-Perez, and Sandra Orozco-Aleman

Submissions from 2016


Breaking Bad in Bourbon Country: Does Alcohol Prohibition Encourage Methamphetamine Production?, Jose Fernandez, Stephan Gohmann, and Joshua C. Pinkston

Submissions from 2009


Business Liaison Collaboration: A Case Study, Angel Clemons, Fannie Cox, Glenda Neely, and Mark Paul

Submissions from 2008


President's Page, Fannie M. Cox