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Kathleen Gray

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Kathleen Gray
Office: 203 Moore Hall
Address: Campus Box 851
(252) 335-3657
Fax: (252) 335-3331
kbgray@ecsu.edu
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Biography:
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Sociology PhD, 2012 Dissertation- Imperceptible Privilege: How Whites Talk Themselves Out of Recognizing Racism

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“Simulating Segregation, Structural Inequality, and Racial and Class Privilege” (Revise and Resubmit, Teaching Sociology)

“’We’re All the Man Sometimes’: How Whites and People of Color Negotiate Race within Antiracist Activism” (under consideration)

COURSES TAUGHT AT ECSU

Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the African American, Race and Ethnicity, Social Stratification, Social Theory, Senior Seminar

HONORS AND AWARDS

2009 Provost’s Development Fund Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Office of the Provost

2008 “Teachers Are Made Not Born” Conference Award, recognition of commitment to teaching excellence, ASA Section on Teaching and Learning in conjunction with Sage Publication

2007 Norman P. Hummon Memorial Research Award, recognition for the best graduate research for my M.A. thesis, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

2006 Awarded Distinction on PhD Comprehensive Exams

2006 Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh

PRESENTATIONS

2012 “’He’s White to Me’: Using stories about people of color to hide race-based social exclusivity” Eastern Sociological Conference, NYC, NY

2010 “Racists without Racism? How Whites Negotiate White Racists” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

2009 “Anecdotal or Illustrative? The Pedagogical Pros and Cons of Using YouTube in the Classroom.” North Central Sociological Association Annual Conference, Dearborn, MI.

2007 “Making the Invisible Visible: Helping Students Understand Privilege, Race, and Class.” North Central Sociological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 2006 “We’re All the Man Sometimes: How Whites and People of Color Negotiate Race within Antiracist Activism.” American Sociological Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 2005 “Explaining White Antiracists’ Insecurity: The Impact of Action on Antiracist Self-Identification.” North Central Sociological Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Degrees:
MA, University of Pittsburgh (2002-2005)
PhD, University of Pittsburgh (2005-2012)