Associate Professor of Sociology, Department Chair
Sociology & Anthropology
Kohlberg 239 On leave 2012-13
Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University, 1995
M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, 1988
B.A., Sociology, Haverford College, 1986
Selected Publications and Activities
Acting Black: College, Identity, and the Performance of Race, Routledge Press, 2003.
Current Research/Book Project:
(working title) Librarians in the United States: Identity, Democracy, and Information in a Post-9/11 world.
2005 "Beverly McIver's Canvas," Contexts, a journal of the American Sociological Society, Fall.
2005 "Black, White, and Brown: The Transformation of Public Education in America," with Charles V. Willie, Teachers College Record, Columbia University, Volume 107, No. 3, March, pp. 475-495.
2005 "Review of ¬Class and Politics in Contemporary Social Science: 'Marxism Lite' and Its Blindspot for Culture, by Dick Houtman," Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews, Vol.34, No. 1, pp. 21-22.
2004 "Review of Too Much to Ask: Black Women in the Era of Integration, by Elizabeth Higgonbotham," Social Forces, January.
"Outing the Blackness in White: Analyzing Race, Class, and Gender in Everyday Life,"Annals of Scholarship, Temple University Press, Darrell Moore and Phyllis Jackson, guest editors, Marie-Rose Logan, general editor, Vol 14, No 1, pp125-136. 2000.
"Playing the Devil's Advocate: Defending A Multi-Raciel Identity in Fractured Community, " in Thompson and Tyagi's (eds.) Names We call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity, Routledge Press. 1996.
Teaching and Research Interests
Social Inequality, Higher Education, Social Theory, African American Culture, and Work and Occupations
Courses and Seminars Taught
- The Constitution of Knowledge (SOAN 027B)
- Sociology through African American Women's Writing (SOAN 007C)
- Introduction to Black Studies (BLST 015)
- Exemplary Studies in Sociology & Anthropology (SOAN 012M)
- Introduction to Race and Ethnicity in the United States (SOAN 007B)
- Classical Theory (SOAN 027C)
- Race Theories (SOAN 127)