Prudence Carter, Sarah and Joseph, Jr. Dowling Professor of Sociology
Jose Itzigsohn, Professor of Sociology
Jennifer Nazareno, Barrett Hazeltine Assistant Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship

Tricia Rose, Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America

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Tricia Rose is Chancellor's Professor of Africana Studies, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives, and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. She specializes in 20th century African-American culture and politics, social thought, popular culture and gender issues. She is the author of Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994), Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy (2003) and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters (2008). 


Prudence L. Carter is Sarah and Joseph Jr. Dowling Professor of Sociology at Brown University.  From 2016-2021, Carter was E.H. and Mary E. Pardee Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a sociologist whose primary research focuses on explanations of enduring inequalities in education and society and their potential solutions. Specifically, she examines academic and mobility disparities shaped by the effects of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in the U.S. and global society. Her books include the award-winning Keepin’ It Real: School Success beyond Black and White; Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. & South African Schools; and Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance, co-edited with Kevin Welner. Professor Carter is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Education, Sociological Research Association, and the American Education Research Association, and she is the 2021-22 President-elect of the American Sociological Association.

Jose Itzigsohn is a Professor of Sociology at Brown University. Itzigsohn is a Du Boisian sociologist who aims to rethink of the discipline along the lines proposed by W. E. B. Du Bois—as a discipline that is rooted in a historical understanding of the present, that is global and relational, and takes racialized modernity as the object of its work. He developed these ideas in his latest book, The Sociology of W. E. B. Du Bois (NYU Press, 2020), co-authored with Karida Brown. He has written two other books, one on the Dominican community in Providence, Encountering American Faultlines: Race, Class, and the Dominican Experience in Providence (Russell Sage Foundation, 2009), and another one on the informal economy in Latin America, Developing Poverty: The State, Labor Market Deregulation, and the Informal Economy in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic (PSU Press, 2000). His interests are in developing a decolonial approach in sociology, the intersection of class and race in the U.S. and how this intersection affects the structural position and identity formation of different racialized groups, and in how the marginalized of racial and colonial capitalism build informal and solidarity economies.

Jennifer Nazareno is an Assistant Professor with a dual appointment in the Department of Behavioral & Social Sciences in the School of Public Health (SPH) and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Nazareno's specialty areas include medical sociology; structural determinants of health; women’s migration, labor, and entrepreneurship. Her most recently accepted articles include, “Between Women of Color: The New Social Organization of Reproductive Labor” in Gender & Society and “From Imperialism to Inpatient Care: Work differences of Filipino and White Registered Nurses in the United States and Implications for COVID-19 through an Intersectional Lens” in  Gender, Work and Organization.