Kimberly A. DaCosta

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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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