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David L. Brunsma

Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 1998

Dr. David L. Brunsma is Professor of Sociology at Virginia Tech where he teaches and conducts research on human rights, race/racism/racialization/racial identity, epistemology and knowledge, and various critical sociologies. His numerous publications across these three areas include The Leading Rogue State: The United States and Human Rights (2008, Paradigm), Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America (2nd Edition, 2008, Rowman & Littlefield), and The School Uniform Movement and What it Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade (2004, Rowman & Littlefield Education). His forthcoming Handbook of Sociology and Human Rights (2012, Paradigm) will be the first book of its kind in addition to a textbook project he is working on on the Social Construction of Difference. He is currently editor of two journals Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences and the Race and Ethnicity Section of Sociology Compass. His teaching interests span human rights, critical race theory, whiteness studies, identity, cultural sociology, knowledge, and education. He is a member of Council for the American Sociological Association, Chair of the Section of Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Treasurer and a member of the Executive Board of Sociologists without Borders, and has just been appointed as Executive Officer of the Southern Sociological Society and lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with his wife Rachel and his three children.