Faculty in the area of race, class and gender are generally concerned with understanding social inequality as experienced by members of multiple social groups, and/or their intersection, at the individual, group and structural level. The faculty associated with this concentration investigate a wide variety of social phenomena associated with social group relations in the United States and internationally from different theoretical and methodological perspectives including ethnography, demography and mixed (quantitative and qualitative) methods. Individual faculty specialize in such broad topics as African and African American studies, Asian American studies, critical race theory, gender and sexuality, health disparities, international migration, intersectionality, Latino/a sociology, race and culture, and individual and systemic racism and anti-racism. Additionally, many of our members share common interests in the reproduction of racism in society, the racialization of Latinos, racial, ethnic and gender discrimination and stratification, racial and ethnic residential and occupational segregation, segmented assimilation, and immigrant incorporation.
The department’s strength in race, class and gender is further enhanced by institutional and personal connections with the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Africana Studies, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
- Mary Campbell – Race and Ethnicity, Identity, Health
- Joe R. Feagin – Racial and Ethnic Studies, Gender Relations, Urban Political Economy
- Mark Fossett – Racial and Ethnic Relations, Social Inequality, Social Demography, Urban Sociology
- Sarah Gatson – Race/Ethnic/Minority Relations, Law and Society, Cultural Sociology, Gender, Qualitative Methods, Communication & Information Technology, Community & Citizenship
- Pat Goldsmith – Race and Ethnic Relations, School/Neighborhood Segregation, Quantitative Methods, Latina/os, Immigration
- Joseph Jewell – Race & Ethnicity, Intersections of Race/Class/Gender, African American Experiences in the U. S., Historical Sociology, Sociology of Education
- Reuben A. Buford May – Race and Culture, Sociology of Sport, Sociology of the Everyday, Urban Ethnography
- Wendy Leo Moore – Race & Ethnicity, Critical Race Theory, Sociology of Law, Race/Class/Gender, Ethnographic Methods
- Edward Murguia – Latina/o Sociology, Drug Use, Marriage and Family
- Art Sakamoto – Social Mobility and Class Stratification, Labor Markets, Racial and Ethnic Inequality, Economic Sociology, Japanese Studies
- Nancy Plankey Videla – Sociology of Work, Gender, Globalization & Development, Latin America, Qualitative Methods
- Kazuko Suzuki – International Migration, Race and Ethnic Relations, Gender, Asian/Asian-American Studies