Monica McDermott

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3701
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
3701

Biography

Monica McDermott's research focuses on race, class and identity in the United States.  Her latest book is Whiteness in America, an assessment of what it means to be white in the US. She is also the author of Working-Class White: The Making and Unmaking of Race Relations, an ethnographic study of interracial interactions and white identity in Atlanta and Boston. Her current research includes studies of class identity and racial attitudes among the white working class. She has authored articles on race and neighborhood contexts, white racial identity and attitudes, and immigrant incorporation.

Education

  • Ph.D. Sociology, Harvard University 2001
  • A.M. Sociology, Harvard University 1995
  • B.A. History and Sociology, Villanova University 1993

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
SOC 270 Racial and Ethnic Relations
SOC 685 Applied Social Theory