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Meet the Faculty

Francisca Oyogoa


Francisca Oyogoa

Sociology and African American Studies
Division: Social Studies
Appointment: 2009

Hall College Center



MA and PhD, Sociology, University of Massachusetts
BA, History, Sociology, and Africana Studies, Bowdoin College

Professional (Non-Academic) Experience:

Hartford Courant Newspaper - Senior Research Analyst
Pert Survey Research - Project Manager

Academic Areas of Interest:

Historical Sociology, Critical Race Theory, Labor Sociology, Globalization, Race-Gender Stratification, African-American Studies, Social Movements, and the Racial Wealth Gap.

Selected Presentations

  • “Conquered then Divided: Inter-National Working Class Solidarity on Vacation Cruise Ships” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • “Bringing Employers Back In: Employers’ Utilization of Race-Gender Ideology in Industrial and Service Labor 1890-1960” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • “Explaining Racialized Wealth Inequality: Race-Talk Online” to be presented at Race, Class, and Gender Conference.

Selected Papers

  • Review (co-authored with Dan Clawson) of Reworking Race: Hawaii’s Interracial Labor Movement by Moon-Kie Jung.
  • Not in the same boat: Inter-National Working Class Solidarity on Vacation Cruise Ships.
  • Bringing Employers Back In: Black Male Workers and Employers’ Utilization of Racial Ideology in Industrial Labor 1890-1945.
  • You Deserve Your Nothing: Private-Public Explanations of Racialized Wealth Inequality

Book Manuscript

  • The Boss was Racist Too: A Comparative Historical Analysis of Employers’ Race-Gender Ideology and Black workers in the Railroad, Southern Textile, and Auto Industries.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Race, Class, and Gender
  • Globalization
  • Sociology of the Family
  • Sociology of Work
  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Sociology of Work and the Racialized “Other”
  • Black Radical Thought
  • Social Class Inequality
  • Racial Inequality

Courses Taught

  • Bard College at Simon’s Rock
         Glover Award
  • American Philosophical Society
         John Hope Franklin Fellowship