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We are a people. A people do not throw their geniuses away. And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children, and if necessary, bone by bone.”


- Alice Walker (In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, 1983, p. 92)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


Race & Ethnicity; Cultural Sociology; Social Psychology; Symbolic Interaction; Media; Theory; Qualitative Methods


RECENT PUBLICATIONS


A Level Playing Field? Media Constructions of Athletics, Genetics, and Race” (with Devon Goss)





The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (2015)


“We’ve Been Framed! A Focus on Identity and Interaction for a Better Vision of Racialized Social Movements.” 





Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (2015)

 

SOME WORK IN PROGRESS


I am involved in various research projects, some of which are listed below:


  1. 1.I collaborate with several of my current and former graduate students on various race and racism related projects on media, identity formation, epistemology, science and technology, and organizations.

  2. 2.The analysis of the racialized construction of political issues (with Professor Bethany Bryson, James Madison University). 

  3. 3.A book entitled The Mechanisms of Color Blind Racism (in progress for Stanford University Press, with Professors David G. Embrick, University of Connecticut and Ashley “Woody Doane, University of Hartford).

  4. 4.A book on Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Uplifting the Race: How African American Fraternities and Sororities Transformed Black America (in progress for New York University Press, and co-authored with Professor Gregory Parks, Wake Forest University).

  5. 5.I am writing introductory textbook on race, racism, and society for Oxford University Press, tentatively titled Race and Power: Ideologies, Institutions, Interests, Identities, and Interactions (under contract).

  6. 6.Lastly, I am at work on a project that extends my previous work on white racial identity formation, all-white organizational spaces, white attitudes toward people of color, and how temporal perceptions alter.