Yvonne D. Newsome
Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
and by appointment
B.A., University of Memphis
M.A., University of Memphis
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Professor Newsome's research interests center on racial-ethnic identity and relations; race, class, and gender intersections and inequality; social problems; sociology of education; comparative historical methods political sociology; qualitative sociology; and transnationalism. She teaches courses in African American culture and social institutions; African American images in popular culture; marriage and the family; schools and society; and the senior research seminar.
Professor Newsome has published book reviews and articles in The American Journal of Sociology
, The Journal of African American Studies
, and Contemporary Sociology.
She was awarded the Vulcan Materials Teaching Excellence Award in 2007.