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2013 Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies
Director, Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

2009- 2013
Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Columbia University.

2003-2009 Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Sociology, Yale University.

2008 Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University.

2007 Visiting Faculty, Summer Institute on Ethnicity and Society in America, Bayerisch-Amerikanisches Zentrum/Bavarian American Academy, Munich, Germany.

2007 Visiting Research Fellow, BIOS: Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, London School of Economics.

2006-2007 Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University.

2006-2007 Non-Resident Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University.

education

2003 Ph.D. American Studies Program, New York University (September)

1999 M.Phil. American Studies Program, New York University

1994 B.A. in Anthropology with High Distinction, magna cum laude, University of California, San Diego



selected fellowships, awards, and honors

2013
Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society

2012
Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the Race, Gender and Class Section of the American Sociological Association

The Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award

Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award, Association of Black Women Historians

2011

Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

2008
Poorvu Family Award for Distinguished Interdisciplinary Teaching, Yale University

2007
Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship

2006
Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Junior Faculty Fellowship, Yale University

Fellow, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University.
Non-Resident Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University.

2005
Donaghue Initiative in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Ethics Research Grant, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Social Science Research Fund Grant, Yale University

2004
Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences Grant for When ‘No’ Means ‘Yes’: Measuring Social Desirability Effects on the Expression of Biological Concepts of Race, with Hannah Brückner (Yale University) and Ann Morning (New York University)

2001
Ann E. Plato Dissertation Fellowship, Trinity College (CT)

2000
Trustee Dissertation Fellowship, Skidmore College

1995-2000
Henry Mitchell MacCracken Fellowship, New York University

Dean’s Fellowship, New York University

1994
Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key Honor Society

research and teaching interests

race and ethnicity; gender; sociology of science, technology and knowledge; health and medicine; cultural sociology; qualitative methods

professional memberships

American Sociological Association
Society for the Social Study of Science (4S)
American Studies Association
Organization of American Historians
American Anthropological Association

 

 

   
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