Welcome to the Jesuit Social Research Institute


The Jesuit Social Research Institute works to transform the Gulf South through action research, analysis, education, and advocacy on the core issues of poverty, race, and migration. The Institute is a collaboration of Loyola University New Orleans and the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, rooted in the faith that does justice.


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Virtual Panel Discussion- The Joy and The Wound: Witnessing America, Race, and Righteous Rage

This year’s murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd coupled with the devastating impact of COVID-19 on Black and marginalized communities have driven many of us very quickly from despair to outrage.

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Loyola University New Orleans Reacts to SCOTUS Decision on DACA

Today, the Supreme Court issued a decision regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...

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COVID-19 and Unemployment: Assessing the Early Fallout for Immigrants and Other U.S. Workers

Even as the pandemic-induced loss of tens of millions of jobs over a period of weeks dealt a devastating blow across the United States, its effects were most pronounced on certain demographic groups...

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