Department News and Publications, October 2022

Departmental News

Posted: Oct 28, 2022 - 12:00am


Nancy López's, co-edited 2018 special issue in the Race Ethnicity and Education Journal, entitled "QuantCrit: Rectifying Quantitative Methods Through Critical Race Theory," will be published as a book through the Routledge Special-Issues-as-Books (SPIB) program, forthcoming. 


Graduate student Davyd Setter and Sharon Erickson Nepstad have an article forthcoming in the December issue of Mobilization entitled "How Social Movements Influence Public Opinion on Political Violence: Attitude Shifts in the Wake of the George Floyd Protests."  


Graduate student Korey Tillman and his co-editors recently published Neglected Social Theorists of Color: Deconstructing the Margins with Lexington books. The edited volume spotlights a set of diverse social theorists of color and highlights how their theories are useful for contemporary debates in social theory. Use LXFANDF30 to receive 30% off when ordering from 


Eli Wilson’s article entitled "Privileging Passion: How the Cultural Logic of Work Perpetuates Social Inequality in the Craft Beer Industry." Was recently published in Socius.Read here.


Presentations and Workshops, Public Engagement, Public-facing Scholarship, and News Coverage  

Graduate student Celine Ayala was invited to give a talk at Rutgers this month on her work titled “The Afro in Afrolatinidad: Understanding Afrolatinx Experiences of Blackness through an Afrolatin Critical Theory of Race.” 


An interview with Howard Waitzkin, distinguished professor emeritus, introduced a continuing series of podcasts on “Actually Existing Socialism”: Listen here. This episode focused on a research article by Howard and sociologist Shirley Cereseto, published during 1986 in the American Journal of Public Health: “Economic Development, Political-Economic System, and the Physical Quality of Life.” The article reported apparently the first and last study using World Bank data to compare capitalist and socialist countries at similar levels of economic development. 


Other News 

Nancy López will join the Latino Policy and Politics Institute at The University of California, Los Angeles as an expert on policy challenges facing Latinxs and other marginalized communities through research, advocacy, mobilization, and leadership development to propel policy reforms that expand opportunity