David G. Embrick

Associate Professor, Director, Sustainable Global Cities Initiative, Hartford Campus

Africana Studies and Sociology

Ph.D. (2006), MS (2002), BS (1999), Sociology, Texas A&M University

Research Specialties: Comparative Racial and Ethnic Oppressions; Diversity Ideology; Racial Attitudes/Stereotypes; Racial Microaggressions; Racism and Space/Place; Social Exclusion in Virtual Spaces; Work and Occupations


Dr. David G. Embrick holds a joint appointment as Associate professor in the African Studies Institute and Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Formally, he spent a decade at Loyola University Chicago in the Sociology Department. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2006.  He is a former American Sociological Association Minority Fellow, Past-President of the Southwestern Sociological Association, and current Vice President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  In addition, Dr. Embrick serves as Founding Co-Editor of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, the newest ASA sponsored journal of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, and Associate Editor of Social Problems.

(Photo by Natalie Battaglia)

Affiliations: Core Faculty: Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (Political Science Department) •  El Instituto •  Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) •  Sustainable Global Cities Initiative (SGCI)

Current Publications of Interest: *[IN PRESS] Lippard, Cameron D., J. Scott Carter, and David G. Embrick. Protecting Whiteness: Whitelash and the Rejection of Racial Equality. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press.


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