Joe Richard Feagin is the Ella C. McFadden Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University. Born in San Angelo, Texas in 1938, Feagin earned a Ph.D in sociology from Harvard Society. His area of expertise is systemic racial and gender prejudice and discriminatory behavior.
Feagin’s body of work is impressive, with over 200 articles and 70 books to his credit. His most notable work, Ghetto Revolts; the Politics of Violence in American Cities, was nominated for none other than a Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded back-to-back Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Human Rights Book Awards in 1995 and 1996 for Living with Racism: The Black Middle-Class Experience and White Racism: The Basics. He was named a Distinguished Professor for Sociologists without Borders in 2005, the W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award in 2013 and a Texas NAACP Civil Rights Hero Award.
He sits on the editorial board for Comparative Urban and Community Research, Sage Racial and Ethnic Relations Series, and Race and Society. He continues to make significant contributions to our understanding of sex and gender inequality, the systemic nature of prejudice and discrimination, and racial-ethnic relations. His analysis of the achievements of oppressed groups, accomplished in the face of systemic disenfranchisement and resistance, have yielded critical insights into the characteristics and causes of oppression.
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Joe Richard Feagin is a U.S. sociologist and social theorist who has conducted extensive research on racial and gender issues, especially in regard to the United States. He is currently the Ella C. McFadden Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University. Feagin has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, University of California, Riverside, University of Texas at Austin, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University.Source: Wikipedia
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