Race Matters: the Ethnography of an Idea

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Haines Hall Dept Room - - Bunche Ctr. Black Forum Conference Room 153

Bunche Center for African American Studies Circle of Thought Lecture

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Bunche Cntr for African American Studies
(310) 825-7403



Additional Information

Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University, and is one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States. His publications include Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City (1999), winner of the Komarovsky Award from the Eastern Sociological Society; Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community (1990), winner of the American Sociological Association’s Robert E. Park Award for the best published book in the area of urban sociology; and the classic sociological work, A Place on the Corner (1978; 2nd ed., 2003). Anderson’s most recent ethnographic work, The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life, was published by WW Norton in 2011.

Professor Anderson is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award of the American Sociological Association and the 2017 recipient of the Eastern Sociological Society’s Merit Award.

This talk is co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology, Department of Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, and the Social Sciences Division at UCLA.

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