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Professor of Sociology

Matthew O. Hunt is a professor of sociology at Northeastern University. His primary research interests involve intersections of race/ethnicity, social psychology, and inequality in the United States. His work has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Du Bois Review and other publications. He is also co-editor of a volume of the Annals of the American Association of Political and Social Science titled “Race, Racial Attitudes, and Stratification Beliefs: Evolving Directions for Research and Policy.” His current projects include studies of the antecedents and consequences of white racial identity, the role of race in shaping parents’ school choice decisions, and public beliefs about the black/white gap in socioeconomic status.

  • American Sociological Association
  • Society for Sociological Science
  • Chair, Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association, 2017-18.
  • Editorial Board, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 2017-18.
  • Elected Member, Committee on Publications, American Sociological Association, 2015-18.
  • Elected Member, Council, Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section, American Sociological Association, 2011-2014.
  • Elected Member, Council, Social Psychology Section (ASA), 2007-2010.
  • Editorial Board, Social Psychology Quarterly, 2005-08, 2015.
  • Education

    PhD, Sociology
    Indiana University, 1998

  • Contact

  • Address

    901 Renaissance Park
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, Ma 02115

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