Core Department Faculty Member

  • Portrait
  • Karam Hwang
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • PhD. North Carolina, 2021
  • Email: karam.hwang@rutgers.edu
  • Office: Davison Hall
  • Karam Hwang is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Rutgers Department of Sociology. She teaches core courses for the Sociology Major, including Introduction to Social Research, Six Great Reads, and Introduction to Sociology. Her research uses interpretive and statistical methods to explain variations in perceptions and lived experiences of race, class, and gender inequality both within and outside of the United States. Her dissertation used original longitudinal interview, survey, social network, and observational data to examine how differing campus cultures shaped the aspirations, race consciousness, and friendships of an ethnoracially and socioeconomically diverse sample of U.S. undergraduates.

  • Faculty Article(s):
  • Investing the Time: Group Differences in Cultural Capital Development Among U.S. Adolescents
  • Program Areas:
  • Culture and Cognition