The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University Welcomes New Visiting Professor

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity welcomes Dr. Jean Beaman to Duke. She will be a visiting professor with the sociology department and with the Cook Center this spring semester. Beaman is a former postdoctoral fellow at Duke with William Darity, and she is now an assistant professor of sociology at Purdue.  Recently, she attended the Cook Center’s fall conference on immigration, giving a keynote address based upon her recent book Citizen Outsider. Dr. Beaman will be teaching the Global Inequality Research Initiative seminar (GIRI) this spring on the theme “Race and Racism in Europe” in collaboration with Adam Hollowell and Darity.

A central component of the Cook Center’s mission is to support faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, as well as an examination of inequality between groups differentiated by race and class. Beaman is an expert on international racial inequalities in Europe, with a focus on race/ethnicity, racism, immigration, and state-sponsored violence in both the United States and France. “I am thrilled to return to Duke, and I look forward to collaborating and engaging with students and faculty in the GIRI seminar and throughout the campus,” said Dr. Beaman.

“We are so pleased to have Dr. Beaman here, and I am deeply appreciative to the sociology department that co-sponsored her appointment and financial support from the Provost Office of Faculty Advancement that made her visit possible.” said Dr. Darity, Founding Director of the Cook Center and the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics at Duke University. “Her presence will enable the Cook Center to expand our efforts to explore inequality from a comparative international perspective,” Darity added. 

Beaman will be speaking in the sociology department on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 1:15PM in Social/Psychology 329. Her discussion, “Citizen Outsider: Race and Racism in France and Beyond,” will be based on her ethnographic research on racial and ethnic minorities in the Parisian metropolitan region.