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I received my PhD in sociology from Duke University and am currently an associate professor of sociology at UT-Austin. My research explores the question "what is race," particularly through exploration of themes related to the origins of racialization and racialized social outcomes, the slipperiness of racial categories, and how physical appearance maps on to and intersects with race. My work has been published in various peer reviewed journals and public outlets.


I also develop educational content for the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso and write mitigation reports for attorneys seeking sentence reductions for clients.

I'm also an artist who enjoys creating pop culture mashups. I sell prints and accept commissions.


I’m from Leland, MS, a small town in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, and obtained BA and MA degrees in sociology from The University of Mississippi. I like to workout, climb, and hike. I enjoying gaming of all types, and I collect black art, Black Panther Party memorabilia, black superhero comics, Legos, R/C cars, fossils, and consider myself a connoisseur of southern rap.

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