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  • Dr. Wendy Moore

    Dr. Wendy Moore Interview About Critical Race Theory

    Dr. Wendy Moore was interviewed about critical race theory by WBKB’s Insights into Northeast Michigan on February 12, 2022.

  • Zophia Edwards Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 2/16/2022

    Race, Class and State Capacity for Development in Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Zophia Edwards, Providence College Existing development theories predict that factors such as natural resource wealth and the legacies of European colonizers inhibit development. However, the case of Trinidad and Tobago challenges these theories, as a resource-rich former colony that has achieved high levels […]

  • Samuel Cohn Sociology Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 2/9/2022

    Frontiers: How Global Capitalism Creates Zones of Extreme Racial Violence Dr. Samuel Cohn, Texas A&M University Frontier Capitalism is drenched in blood. Most discussions of capitalism, social structure and race focus on the dynamics of settled areas. Recent work by Ecological Marxists suggests that capitalism is extremely dependent on its frontiers. The demographic, class and […]

  • Vanessa Verner Colloquium

    Sociology Colloquium, 2/2/2022

    Sanctified Saints: Race, Gender, Politics, and Black Pentecostalism Vanessa Verner, Texas A&M University During the racial uprisings of summer 2020, a Pentecostal preacher proposed to his listeners, “You should not be more Black than you are Christian.” That preacher’s proclamation prompted a series of questions on ways to analyze contemporary Black Pentecostal people. This colloquium […]

  • Dr. Allegra Midgette

    Sociology Colloquium, 11/3/2021

    “Did you see that too?” Unpacking the Role of Reasoning about & Exposure to Microaggressions Dr. Allegra J. Midgette, Texas A&M University Prior scholarship has found that U.S. college students of racial and ethnic minoritized backgrounds experience frequent subtle behaviors that communicate negative messages towards their group or themselves as individuals (Nadal et al., 2015; […]

  • Cycle of Segregation Book Cover

    Sociology Colloquium, 10/20/2021

    Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification Dr. Maria Krysan, University of Illinois Chicago Dr. Kyle Crowder, University of Washington The Fair Housing Act of 1968 outlawed housing discrimination by race. But almost fifty years later, residential segregation remains virtually unchanged. Why does segregation persist at such high rates and what makes it so […]

  • Ann Morning

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/3/2021

    An Ugly Word: Rethinking Race in Italy Dr. Ann Morning, New York University The relevance of race for analyzing and combating social exclusion and stratification worldwide has been a subject of heated controversy. Based on interviews with young people in an aspiring “color-blind” Italy and a United States that has been called “race-obsessed,” we propose […]