Race and Ethnicity - Racial formation

Christopher A. Bail (ext. site) Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Michigan Alumni List
Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Bail received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University in 2011. His primary interests include political and cultural sociology, civil society organizations, and mixed-method research. His  book entitled, Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream was published by Princeton University Press in 2015. While in the Program, he studied the role of emotions in health communication using an innovative research design that mines information about the behavior of hundreds of millions of people using a Facebook app. He is the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professor of Sociology at Duke University.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Kimberly A. DaCosta Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Yale Alumni List
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Students, Department of Sociology
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
New York University, New York, NY

Dr. DaCosta received both her PhD and MA in Sociology from University of California-Berkeley, and a BA in Sociology from Harvard University. She is especially interested in the contemporary production of racial boundaries. Her book, Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007), explores the cultural and social underpinnings of the movement to create multiracial collective identity in the United States. She is currently working on a study of the advertising industry and the structural, economic and cultural dimensions of ethnic marketing. Before coming to NYU, Professor DaCosta taught in African American Studies and Social Studies at Harvard University. Professor DaCosta’s work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Advertising Educational Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She teaches courses on race in different societies, families, and consumerism in international perspective.

Discipline: Sociology
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David N. Pellow Ph.D.

Cohort 5 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Dehlsen Chair and Professor of Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Dr. Pellow received both his PhD and MA in Sociology from Northwestern University. He has published a number of works on environmental justice issues in communities of color in the U.S. and globally. His books includeKeywords for Environmental Studies.( with Adamson, Joni, William A. Gleason, Eds., New York University Press, Forthcoming), Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of AnimalRights and the Radical Earth Movement (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), The Slums of Aspen: Immigrants versus the Environment in America’s Eden. (August 2011, with Lisa Sun-Hee Park, New York University Press); The Treadmill of Production: Injustice and Unsustainability in the Global Economy (with Kenneth Gould and Allan Schnaiberg, Paradigm Press, 2008); Resisting Global Toxics: Transnational Movements for Environmental Justice (MIT Press, 2007); The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-Tech Global Economy (with Lisa Sun-Hee Park, New York University Press, 2002); Garbage Wars: The Struggle for Environmental Justice in Chicago (MIT Press, 2002); Urban Recycling and the Search for Sustainable Community Development (with Adam Weinberg and Allan Schnaiberg, Princeton University Press, 2000); Power, Justice, and the Environment: A Critical Appraisal of the Environmental Justice Movement (editor, with Robert J. Brulle, MIT Press, 2005); and Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry (co-editor, with Ted Smith, David Sonnenfeld, and Leslie Byster, Temple University Press, 2006). Previously he has acted as Professor and Don A. Martindale Endowed Chair of Sociology at the University of Minnesota where he teaches courses on social movements, environmental justice, globalization, immigration, and race and ethnicity. He has served on the Boards of Directors of several community-based, national, and international organizations that are dedicated to improving the living and working environments for people of color, immigrants, indigenous peoples, and working class communities.

Discipline: Sociology