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My research pushes race scholarship past mapping racial inequality onto a set of taken-for-granted racial categories. I ask the question "what is race" and explore 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. These questions have led me to explorations of the legacy of slavery, colorism among black Americans, body size discrimination, and the racial history of the American South.


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Selected Publications by Topic

Legacy of Slavery

Body Size, Fatness, and Weight Stigma

Colorism and Racial Reorganization

History and other

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