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Department ofSociology


A smiling person wearing a pink top and a gray blazer named Maggie Hunter.

A smiling person wearing a pink top and a gray blazer named Maggie Hunter.

Welcome Maggie Hunter!

New Full Professor to Join Department in the Fall

The Sociology Department is proud to welcome Margaret (Maggie) Hunter, Ph.D. as a new member of our faculty! Hunter will be joining our department as a Professor in the Fall. Hunter is recognized for her scholarship in the sociology of gender, race/ethnicity, colorism, and hip-hop. Her current work focuses on Generation Z and how this generation understands challenges of equity, inclusion and racial justice. Other key research outputs include her article, “Colorism in the Classroom: How Skin Color Stratifies African-American and Latinx Students” (2016) in Theory Into Practice. Winning the Best Article of the Year Award from that journal, this piece showcases Hunter’s scholarly leadership in areas such as race/ethnicity, education, and inequality. Hunter’s current work includes the recent presentation, “The Politics of Beauty and the African Body” (2021), given at the Kwame Nkrumah Festival: Pan Africanism, Feminism and the Next Generation Liberating the Cultural Economy, that demonstrates her attention to intersectional identies. As a teacher-scholar, Hunter has taught a wide range of courses at Mills College, Loyola Marymount University, and Cal State Dominguez Hills. She loves working with students inside the classroom and through shared research projects. We are excited and lucky to add her as a department colleague!