Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2004
Race, Class & Gender, Work & Occupations, Social Theory
1051 General Classroom Building
Research and Teaching Interests
My primary research interests lie in the area of social stratification, with a particular focus on intersections of race, class, and gender. I am interested in the impact of these intersections on minority workers in professional and nonprofessional occupations. Thus far I've focused mainly on how intersections of race, gender, and class construct working-class Black women's experiences as entrepreneurs, but I am interested in examining how this intersectionality shapes occupational opportunities and outcomes for professional and nonprofessional Black men as well.
I teach classes on race, gender, social theory, and work, which allow me to explore these interests further in classroom settings. In all of my classes, I encourage students to wrestle with the ways that intersections of race, gender, and class are institutionalized in various social spheres like media, the workplace, schools, and in public spaces. Often, we are able to find innovative and insightful ways of observing and documenting how these intersections shape daily life and reproduce patterns of social stratification.
I joined the sociology department in 2006. I received my PhD in sociology from Johns Hopkins University in 2004, and worked at Hollins University prior to joining the faculty at Georgia State.
News and Publications:
"No More Invisible Man: Race and Gender in Men's Work." Now available through Temple University Press.
"Yes We Can? White Racial Framing and the Obama Presidency," 2nd Edition. Now available through Routledge.