Rashawn Ray

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Rashawn Ray is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, viagra College Park. He received a doctoral degree in sociology and his master’s degree from Indiana University. From 2010–2012 he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley/UCSF.

Ray’s research addresses the mechanisms that manufacture and maintain racial and social inequality. His work also speaks to ways that inequality may be attenuated through racial uplift activism and social policy. Ray’s research interests are social psychology, race and ethnic relations, and race-class-gender. His work addresses three key areas: the determinants and consequences of social class identification, men’s treatment of women, and how racial stratification structures social life.

Ray is the editor of Race and Ethnic Relations in the 21st Century: History, Theory, Institutions, and Policy. He is currently working on a book that examines race and class differences in obesity and physical activity between middle-class blacks and whites. His next project will explore the impact that school gardens have on eating habits, test scores, and civic engagement among forty DC elementary and middle schools. He has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, the American Sociological Association, and the Ford Foundation. Ray served on the 50th Anniversary March on Washington planning committee, currently serves on the Commission for Racial Justice for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times.

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