Race & Ethnicity
Sociology of Race/Ethnicity examines the shifting dynamics of racial formation and racial inequality, including immigration and deportation, policing and incarceration, segregation, education, and identity formation within the United States and from a comparative and global perspective.
Who studies race & ethnicity?
A selection of faculty publications on race & ethnicity
- Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification by Maria Krysan & Kyle Crowder
- Neoliberal Apartheid: Palestine/Israel and South Africa After 1994 by Andy Clarno
- A Tale of Three Cities: The State of Racial Justice in Chicago Report by Kasey Henricks, Amanda Lewis, Iván Arenas, and Deane Lewis
- From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America by Patrisia Macías-Rojas
- Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools by Amanda Lewis
- Race in the Schoolyard: Negotiating the Color Line in Classrooms and Communities by Amanda Lewis
- Somashekhar, Mahesh. Forthcoming. “Neither Here nor There? How the New Geography of Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship Disadvantages African Americans.” Social Problems.
- Somashekhar, Mahesh. Forthcoming. “Ethnic Economies in the Age of Retail Chains: Comparing the Presence of Chain-Affiliated and Independently Owned Ethnic Restaurants in Ethnic Neighborhoods.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
- Jones, Jennifer A. “Intragenerational Reverse Incorporation: Downward Mobility and Racialization in the New South.” (Forthcoming, International Migration Review).
- Jones, Jennifer A. and Hana Brown. 2017. “Making Race and the State: Racialization and the Production of Anti-Immigrant Policy in Alabama.” Ethnic and Racial Studies.
- Beck, E. M., Stewart E. Tolnay, and Amy Kate Bailey. 2016. “Contested Terrain: The State versus Threatened Lynch Mob Violence.” American Journal of Sociology 121 (6): 1856-1884.
- CSDE Lynching Database by Amy Bailey and Stewart E. Tolnay
- Schaffner, Laurie. 2008, “Latinas in U.S. Juvenile Detention: Turning Adversity to Advantage,” Latino Studies 6:116-136.
- Schaffner, Laurie. 2002. “An Age of Reason: Paradoxes in Legal Constructions of Adulthood,” International Journal of Children’s Rights, 10:201-232.
Recent graduate seminars on race & ethnicity
- Racial Capitalism (Soc 540) by Andy Clarno
- Race and Ethnicity (Soc 525) by Andy Clarno
- Theorizing the Racial State: Race, Immigration and the Making of Americans (Soc 520) by Jennifer Jones
- Latinas in the United States (Soc 520) by Lorena Garcia
- Explaining Racial Inequality in Chicago (Soc 501/509) by Maria Krysan
- Policing in Chicago: Workshop in Social Justice Ethnography (Soc 501/509) by Andy Clarno
- Comparative Racial Formation (Soc/AAST 407) by Andy Clarno
- Race and Ethnicities – Contemporary Struggles (Soc 426) by Laurie Schaffner
Reading groups on race & ethnicity
The Neighborhoods, Housing, and Urban Sociology (NHUS) reading group was started in 2015 and is loosely overseen by Dr. Maria Krysan, and run by the graduate student members. NHUS focuses on theoretical and empirical literature related to urban issues, including spatial stratification, housing, and segregation.