MATTHEW W. HUGHEY, PhD

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I am a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut and Affiliate Faculty in the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, & Policy (InCHIP); the Africana Studies Institute, and; the American Studies Program.  I am also a Research Associate for the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Port Elizabeth, South Africa).  In 2018 I will serve as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology at Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) and a Visiting Fellow in the Institute of Advanced Study at Warwick University (Coventry, England).  I have prior served as visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York, USA) and as visiting professor at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa).


My research examines the relationship between racial inequality and collective understandings of race through (1) white racial identity; (2) racialized organizations; (3) mass media; (4) political engagements with race, (5) science and technology, and; (6) public advocacy with racism and discrimination.

Department of Sociology, University of Connecticut

Unit 1068, 344 Mansfield Road | Storrs, CT  06269-1068

Office: 860.486.3364 | Fax: 860.486.6356

matthew.hughey (at) uconn.edu

Next Speaking Engagements


Oct/Nov 2017: Annual Meetings of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Universidad de La Habana (Havana, Cuba)


Nov 2017: Department of Sociology, College of the Holy Cross (Worchester, MA), lecture on race and politics


Feb 2018: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster (Wooster, OH), the annual Steiglitz lecture, on white racial identity


Feb 2018: Annual Meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society (Baltimore, MD)

Announcements


Professor Hughey was awarded the 2017 UConn College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Excellence in Research Award for the Social Sciences


Professor Hughey was awarded the 2016 Helena Znaniecki Lopata Mentoring Excellence Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

New Publications


“Still the tragic mulatto? Manufacturing Multiracialization in Magazine Media, 1961-2011”  Ethnic and Racial Studies (w/ Sheena Gardner)


“The Dimensions of Racialization and the Inner City School.”  The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (w/ Carol Ann Jackson)


“Excessive Celebration?  The Racialization of Recruiting Comments on College Football Internet Message Boards.”  Social of Sport Journal (w/ Adam Love and Bianca Gonzalez-Sobrino)