Enid Logan

Enid Logan
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267 19th Ave South

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2005.
  • Grad Certificate: Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001.
  • M.A.: Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997.
  • B.A.: Sociology & African American Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1994.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Blackness in the Americas
  • Contemporary U.S Race Relations
  • Race & the Body
  • Race & Electoral Politics
  • Blacks and Social Class
  • Afro-Latin America
Courses Taught
  • Graduate Race Relations Theory
  • American Race Relations
  • Race, Class & Gender
  • Social Problems
  • Introduction to Sociology
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Sociological Association:
  • Member, American Historical Association:
  • Member, Latin American Studies Association:
  • Member, Association of Black Sociologists:
  • Member: Sociologists for Women in Society


  • At the center of Professor Logan’s research agenda is the study of the evolving social construct of blackness in the 21st century. At present, Logan is working on a number of projects pertaining to race and to blackness, in connection with electoral politics, social class, pedagogy, and the body. These projects include- ,
  • Towards a Sociology of Race and the Body,
  • Configuring the First Black President: Embodied Dimensions of the New Politics of Race ,
  • Crack Babies & Meth Moms: Bodies at the Intersections of Science, Medicine, Gender & Race,
  • The Natural Hair Movement- The Racial Politics of Beauty in a Post-Racial Age,
  • Black Racial Futures: Social Class and Disparate Trajectories of Black Racialization ,
  • Desirable (?) Hispanics and The Problem with The Blacks – the Republican Party’s Rocky Road to “Diversity”,
  • Using Autobiographical Narrative to Facilitate Student Learning about Race, Gender, Class & Sexuality,


  • Invited Speaker. St Cloud State University.: Lecture Series on Race and Gender,
  • Invited Contributor. Social Science Research Council.: “From King to Obama: Race in America.“,
  • Keynote Speaker: African-American Academic Achievement Awards. Central High School, St. Paul MN,
  • “Barack Obama, The New Politics of Race, and Classed Constructions of Racial Blackness.” 2014. The Sociological Quarterly 55: 653-682
  • “Let Herman Be Herman: Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain and the Utility of Blackness for the Political Right.” Chapter 11 in The Social Side of Politics, Hartmann & Uggen eds. 2013. New York: Norton.
  • “At This Defining Moment”: Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race. 2011 New York: NYU Press.
  • The 1899 Cuban Marriage Law Controversy: Church, State and Empire in the Crucible of Nation: Logan, Enid, Journal of Social History, 42 469-494, 2008.
  • Conspirators, Pawns, Patriots and Brothers: Race and Politics in Western Cuba, 1906-1909: Logan, Enid, Political Power and Social Theory, 14 3-51, 2000.
  • The Wrong Race, Committing Crime, Doing Drugs, and Maladjusted for Motherhood: The Nation’s Fury over “˜Crack Babies’: Logan, Enid, Social Justice : A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order, 1999.
  • El apóstol y el comandante en jefe: Racial Discourses and Practices in Cuba 1890- 1999: Logan, Enid, Feagin, J. and Batur-VanderLippe, P, The Global Color Line: Racial and Ethnic Inequality and Struggle from a Global Perspective, 195-213, 1999.
  • Latin American Studies Library Travel Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida2002
  • Student Academic Multicultural Initiatives Grant, Office of the Vice President, University of Michigan1999, 2002
  • Sims Award. ($5000) School of Social Work, University of Michigan, 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
  • Joseph H. Fitchter Award for Research on Women, Gender & Religion2002
  • Magna Cum Laude, Yale University, 1994
  • D'Arms Travel Award for Humanities Research, University of Michigan 2000
  • International Predissertation Fellowship, Social Science Resea - 1998-1999
  • Constant H. Jacquet Award for Research on Religion 2002
  • President’s Faculty Multicultural Research Award, University of Minnesota, 2008 - 2009
  • McKnight Research Fellowship. University of Minnesota2006