Racial Theory; Media Studies; Sociology of Organizations; Cultural Studies; Qualitative Methods; Archival Preservation; Linguistic Sociology; Sound Studies
Laura Garbes is a PhD candidate in sociology at Brown University. Her dissertation research explores the racialization of sound in public broadcasting.
Year of Entry: 2016
Project: Racialized Airwaves: Tracing the sonic color line in public broadcasting
Affiliations at Brown:
- Graduate Fellow, Swearer Center
- Graduate Student Coordinator, Brown Center for Students of Color
- Member, Du Boisian Collective at Brown University
- Garbes, Laura. 2021. "When the “Blank Slate” is a White One: White Institutional Isomorphism in the Birth of National Public Radio" Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.
- Hirschman, Daniel and Laura Garbes. 2019. “Towards an Economic Sociology of Race.” Socio-Economic Review.
- Garbes, Laura. 2019. “Sound Archive Access: Revealing Emergent Cultures.” Journal of Radio and Audio Media, Special Issue: Radio Preservation Task Force.
- Author, I just don’t hear it: How whiteness dilutes voices of color in publicradio.
- Author, How a CPB task force advanced a prescient vision for diversity in public radio
- Co-Author, Excellence, Reflexivity, and Racism: On Sociology’s Nuclear Contradiction and Its Abiding Crisis
- Swearer Center for Public Service 2019 Engaged Scholarship Award
- Honorable Mention, ESS Candace Rogers Student Paper Award, Eastern Sociological Society