Professor Matthew Hughey
University of Connecticut, USA
8 April - 10 June 2018
Nominated by Professor John Solomos, Department of Sociology
Dr. Matthew W. Hughey is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Professor Hughey’s research concentrates on (1) white racial identity; (2) racialized organizations; (3) mass media; (4) political engagements; (5) science and technology, and; (6) public advocacy with racism and discrimination. He has published over eighty scholarly articles and seven books, some of which include The White Savior Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption (Temple University Press, 2014), which received the 2016 Outstanding Publication Award from the Southwest Sociological Association and White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race(Stanford University Press, 2012), which was co-winner of the Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems in 2014. He has been honored with the 2014 Distinguished Early Career Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the 2016 Mentoring Excellence Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Professor Hughey has also served as visiting fellow and/or professor at the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race at Columbia University (New York, USA), The University of the Free State (South Africa), Warwick University (England), and Trinity College-Dublin (Ireland). He is also currently a Research Associate for the Centre for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa).
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