Associate Professor, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Liberal Arts
Ben Carrington studies a broad range of topics and areas generally concerned with mapping the circulation and reproduction of power within contemporary societies. More specifically, he is interested in how ideologies of race shape - and are themselves shaped by - cultural forms, practices and identities and how popular culture is often a key site of both cultural resistance and domination. His work examines the mass media, music and sport as way to understand key sociological dimensions of everyday life such as personal and communal identity and nationalistic identification and dis-identification. Dr. Carrington also teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes on the sociology of race, culture, sport and identity.