NYU Steinhardt Faculty First Look

NYU Steinhardt Faculty First Look

            NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture Education & Human Development invites talented scholars of color and others underrepresented in the Academy who are completing their PhD, EdD, or other relevant terminal degree to apply to participate in Faculty First-Look (FFL).  Faculty First-Look provides a glimpse into what it takes to prepare for future faculty careers, particularly in disciplines and field represented within the Steinhardt School. Faculty First-Look participants will have the opportunity to engage with NYU Steinhardt Deans, Faculty, and Postdocs to:   Learn best practices…

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Trump’s Muslim Ban Reminds Me of Different Days, People I Once Knew

Trump’s Muslim Ban Reminds Me of Different Days, People I Once Knew

The events of the last couple of days brought to mind two memories that I haven’t thought much about in quite a while. Both took place around the same time, when I attended graduate school at the University of Oklahoma. The first was the Oklahoma City bombing that took place in 1995. Of course, my first memory is that I was a bit lazy, and a bit sick that morning and called to let my boss and team know that I wouldn’t be in to work that day. I worked…

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At CNN Opinion: My Thoughts on White Supremacy and the Election of Donald Trump

At CNN Opinion: My Thoughts on White Supremacy and the Election of Donald Trump

Charlton McIlwain: This election cycle we heard about the “new white,” but there is no such thing; It’s just the same old white (supremacist) narrative we have seen since Reconstruction, he writes.

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New Journal Article: Racial Formation, Inequality and the Political Economy of Web Traffic

New Journal Article: Racial Formation, Inequality and the Political Economy of Web Traffic

Few studies attempt to demonstrate whether and how systemic racial inequality might form on the web. I use racial formation theory to conceptualize how race is represented, and systematically reproduced on the web, and how both may reveal forms of racial inequality. Using an original dataset and network graph, I document the architecture of web traffic, and the actual traffic patterns among and between race-based websites. Results demonstrate that web producers create hyperlink networks that steer audiences to websites without respect to racial or nonracial content. However, user navigation reflects…

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The Atlantic: The Internet May Be as Segregated as a City

The Atlantic: The Internet May Be as Segregated as a City

The Atlantic recently reported on my new study about race and inequality on the Internet. The study demonstrates, among other things, patterns of segregation apparent in how users navigate the Web.  

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