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Rashawn Ray
Assistant Professor
4125 Art/Sociology Building
Department of Sociology
(301) 405-9581
Rashawn Ray is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University in 2010. 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. His work has appeared in Ethnic and Racial Studies, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Journal of Higher Education, and Journal of African American Studies. Ray has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Mental Health, American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program, Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Ford Foundation.


PhD Indiana University, 2010
MA Indiana University, 2005
BA University of Memphis, 2003