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Interview with Matthew Hughey

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Matthew W. Hughey, PhD is currently Assistant Professor of Sociology at Mississippi State University.  In the fall of 2013 he becomes Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia (2009) where he served as a research fellow with the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies. His research examines the relationship between inter-subjective meanings and asymmetrical social relations, with a focus on racial identity formation, racialized organizations, and mass mediated racial representations. His scholarly articles have appeared in top academic journals such as Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Problems, Symbolic Interaction, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Critical Sociology, The Sociological Quarterly, Du Bois Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Ethnicities.  He is the author of White Bound: White Nationalists, White Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race (Stanford University Press) and is co-editor of The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America? (Oxford University Press, 2011), Black Greek-Letter Organizations, 2.0: New Directions in the Study of African American Fraternities and Sororities (University Press of Mississippi, 2011) and 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today (The New Press, 2010).  He is currently at work on two new books: The Wrongs of the Right: Race and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama (New York University Press, 2014, with Gregory S. Parks) and The White Savior Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption (Temple University Press, 2014). An active member of his professional discipline, he sits on the editorial board of Social Problems, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, and he is a Founding Associate Editor of the American Sociological Association's first journal dedicated to the study of race: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.