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Department Chair: Julie Phillips, Email: soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu
Graduate Director: Steven Brechin, Email: gpd@sociology.rutgers.edu
Undergraduate Director: Sharon Bzostek, Email: ug-dir@sociology.rutgers.edu
Senior Department Administrator: Lisa Iorillo, Email: liorillo@sociology.rutgers.edu
Graduate Program Coordinator: Marie Ferguson, Email: meferguson@sociology.rutgers.edu
Undergraduate Administrative Assistant: Carissa Nadonley, Email: undergrad-soc@sociology.rutgers.edu

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

  • Chaudhary, Ali R.

    Fac Chaudhary AliAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 132B

    Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Chaudhary’s research interests lie at the intersection of international migration, organizations, and the sociology of music. His scholarship examines how symbolic boundaries such as race, nationality, religion, and nativity shape several social processes such as immigrant integration, nonprofit sector development, cultural incorporation through music, and the racialized production of musical instruments and music genres. He teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on immigration in the United States, comparative immigration studies, and contemporary sociological theory.  His latest research examines how race and nativity informed the employment experiences of musicians during the second half of the twentieth century and how these boundaries affect contemporary musicians in metropolitan New York City.    

  • Dinzey-Flores, Zaire

    dinzey thumbAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 119

    Associate Professor in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Sociology, teaches courses on urbanism, Caribbean societies and development, race and ethnicity, and research methods. Her research interests are in the areas of urbanism, space and place, the built environment, race and ethnicity, social inequality, mixed-method research, criminal justice, Latin America and Caribbean Studies, and African Diaspora. She is currently working on a book that examines the social impacts of gates in public and private housing in Puerto Rico.  

  • Friedman, Brittany

    Picture Brittany FriedmanAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall 043

    Assistant Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in punishment, criminology, and racial inequality. Her research focuses on incarceration conditions, punishment severity, and the prison social system. She is currently finishing a book about the systematic targeting of black militant prisoners for extreme punishment and the means through which prisoners mobilize in response. This project draws on her related studies examining the Black Guerilla Family in California and the subjective experience of long-term confinement. She is a member of the Multi-State Study of Monetary Sanctions, an eight state study comparing the consequences of monetary sanctions in the criminal justice system on reentry and racial and socioeconomic inequality.

  • Jones, Leslie Kay

    leslie crop for site1Assistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 131

    Leslie Kay Jones is an Assistant Professor of Sociology focusing on social movements, digital media, race and gender. She teaches qualitative research methods, particularly digital ethnography. Leslie’s recent article, BlackLivesMatter: An Analysis of the Movement as Social Drama, proposes a theoretical model for the role of the Black Twitter counterpublic in mediating the frames of #BlackLivesMatter protests.

  • Krivo, Lauren J.

     

    Fac Krivo LaurenProfessor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 111

    Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in race, crime, and community and in statistics for sociology. Her research focuses on race-ethnic differences in neighborhood crime, patterns and consequences of segregation, and spatial inequality. Her book with Ruth D. Peterson Divergent Social Worlds: Neighborhood Crime and the Racial-Spatial Dividewas published by the Russell Sage Foundation in 2010. She is currently examining patterns and sources of changing neighborhood inequality in crime after 2000 based on the second wave of the National Neighborhood Crime Study conducted with Christopher J. Lyons and María B. Vélez.

  • Lee, Catherine

    lee smallAssociate Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 141
    Office Phone: 848-932-7807

    Associate Professor of Sociology. Her research and teaching areas include race and ethnicity, gender, politics, immigration, law and society, and science and medicine. She is the author of Fictive Kinship: Family Reunification and the Meaning of Race and Nation in American Immigration and co-editor of Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History.

  • Mai, Quan

    Mai QuanAssistant Professor
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    Office: Davison Hall, 049

    Assistant Professor of Sociology. Dr. Mai’s research and teaching interests include work & occupations, social stratification, social movements, research methods, and environmental sociology. His scholarship focuses on how a range of social relations—including employment relations, race-ethnic relations, state regulatory capacity, and social movements—combine in the economy, polity, and in urban spaces to influence processes of social stratification. His current projects explore various consequences of nonstandard employment for workers’ labor market outcomes and socioeconomic well-being.