The RAP Lab is both a place and an idea. The idea is to cultivate a “humanities hothouse” for cutting edge trans-disciplinary research, teaching, and outreach related to race and popular culture. The research might take the shape of individual or joint publications, public archives, or other platforms. The teaching might take the shape of courses offered to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Colorado or informal work in K-12 schools or communities at large. The outreach might take the shape of research and/or teaching partnerships between the Lab and civic organizations or volunteer initiatives that bring CU students into the community.