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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; Theory; Cultural Sociology; Social Psychology; Symbolic Interaction; Media; Qualitative Methods



RECENT PUBLICATIONS



(with Bianca Gonzalez-Sobrino). “All the Puertorriqueñidad that’s Fit to Print: UnAmerican Racial Citizens in The New York Times  (1948-1958).” Critical Sociology (2017)






(with Michael Rosino). “Speaking through Silence: Racial Discourse and Identity Construction in Mass Mediated Debates on the ‘War on Drugs’.” Social Currents (2017)







(with Jordan Rees, Devon R. Goss, Michael Rosino, and Emma Lesser). “Making Everyday Microaggressions: An Exploratory Experimental Vignette Study on the Presence and Power of Racial

Microaggressions.” Sociological Inquiry (2017)




 

SOME WORK IN PROGRESS


  1. 1.A special issue of Humanity & Society: “Beyond Representation: Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Racialized Media” (Guest-edited by Emma Gonzalez-Lesser, Carol Ann Jackson, Rhys Hall, and myself): CFP.HaS.Beyond Representation.Final.pdf


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


  1. 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).


  1. 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).


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


  1. 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.