Race & Ethnicity Research



 Andrew Penner (Cluster Coordinator)

Gender, Inequality, Education, Family, and Race

Jacob Avery

  • Social inequality, Cities and Communities, Culture, Human Service Organizations, Sociology of Knowledge, Ethnography

 Stanley R. Bailey 

  • Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Latin America, Immigration

 Frank Bean

  • International Migration, Demography, Racial & Ethnic Relations, Economic Sociology, Family

 Cynthia Feliciano

  • Race/Ethnicity/Minority Relations, Migration & Immigration, Education

 Ann Hironaka

  • Political Sociology, War & Peace, Environmental Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Conflict

 Matt Huffman

  • Racial Inequality, Discrimination, Research Methods

 Belinda Robnett-Olsen

  • Social Movements, Race & Ethnicity, Gender, Social Change, African-Americans

Rocio Rosales

  • International Migration, Immigrant and Ethnic Economies, Urban Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Ethnography, Latino/a Studies, Race and Ethnicity 

Ruben G. Rumbaut

  • International Migration, The "1.5' Generation, Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations, Structural Inequality, Identity, Health and Mental Health

Sabrina Strings 

  •  Race, Gender, Embodiment, Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Media




Students wishing to take the written field exam OR to fulfill a field requirement through submitting coursework must: 1) Take the Cluster's core course, Sociology 230A, and 2) take two elective courses from the list below: 


Core Course:

  • Race and Ethnicity, SOC 230A


Elective Courses:

  • Inequality
  • Racial/Ethnic Feminist Perspectives
  • Ethnic America
  • Race and Education
  • Immigration, Race, and the American Dream
  • Comparative Racial Perspectives
  • Contemporary Racial/Ethnic Theory
  • Immigrant America
  • Race/Ethnicity and Opportunity Structures


  • In order to take the written field exam, students initiate the process by 1) contacting the Cluster coordinator and 2) obtaining from the coordinator the Cluster's reading list. 
  • In order to meet a field exam requirement by submitting written work, students must obtain approval from the Cluster coordinator regarding the materials to be submitted for consideration.




Fall 2018

  • (None)


Winter 2019

  • SOC 264 - Immigrant America (Rumbaut)
  • SOC 279 - Race, Class and Public Space in the City (Rosales)


Spring 2019

  • SOC 232 - Inequality (Penner)
  • SOC 234 - Ethnic America (Rumbaut)
  • SOC 230A - Race and Ethnicity (Robnett) 



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