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Tryce Prince

Graduate Student



Building & Room:

4176D BSB


Previous Degrees:

B.S. Sociology, Abilene Christian University

M.A. Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialty Areas:

Race, Religion, Organizations, and Du Boisian Sociology

Research Interests:

I am a fourth year Ph.D. student studying race, religion, and organizations. My work analyzes racial logics through the study of Black social life. Through this work I trace the historical development of racial logics, their role in the establishment of hierarchical notions of human value, and their contemporary effect on intergroup relations, organizations, and institutions too. I look to, and am committed to exploring the continued relevance of, W.E.B. Du Bois and other marginalized scholars lives and work to explain the lived experiences of Black people today. In doing so, I seek to render Black people and Black theorists visible in the spaces they have often been made invisible.

Research Experience
In addition to my studies, I have served as a research assistant to Dr. Michael O. Emerson (Sociology) and the Black Midwest Initiative (UIC Black Studies), directed by Dr. Terrion Williamson. My research experience includes working on two projects housed in the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (CSRS) at the University of Notre Dame, directed by Dr. Chris Smith and Dr. Kraig Beyerlein. Additionally, I have worked with Dr. Andy Clarno, collecting data that informed the Treatment Not Trauma: Community Engaged Activist Research report in partnership with the Consortium for Community Wellness, and am a team member on an ongoing project with Dr's Amanda E. Lewis and Maria Krysan (Sociology). Formerly, I was the Executive Coordinator of the Carl Spain Center at Abilene Christian University, where I now serve as a research consultant.

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Selected Publications:

Prince, Tryce. 2023. “Howard Thurman: Bridge Between Movements.”

Jeong, Isaiah, and Tryce D. Prince. 2022. “Religion and Race: A Double-Edged Sword.” In Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us About Religion In Our World, ed. William Mirola, Michael O. Emerson, and Susan Monahan. London: Taylor & Francis. [Authorship Equal]"