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    Associate Professor Melissa Wooten

Melissa E. Wooten is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She studies how the structure of race and racism influences the organizing process. Her book In the Face of Inequality: How Black Colleges Adapt (SUNY Press 2015) empirically investigates how racism disadvantages organizational actors preventing them from gaining critical material and political resources. Public commentaries on her research appear in The Conversation, The Academic Minute, and the African American Intellectual History Society.


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