Educational Background & Specialties
- 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.
- Blackness in the Americas
- Contemporary U.S Race Relations
- Race and the Body
- Race and Electoral Politics
- Blacks and Social Class
- Afro-Latin America
- Soc 1001 - Introduction of Sociology
- Soc 3003 - Social Problems
- Soc 3211W - American Race Relations
- Soc 3251W - Race, Class & Gender
- Soc 8211 - Race Relations Theory
Research & 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...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." 2013. Pp. 161-170 in The Social Side of Politics. Edited by Douglas Hartmann and Chris Uggen. NY: W. W. Norton.
- “At This Defining Moment”: Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race. 2011. NY: New York University Press.
- "Each Sheep with Its Mate: Marking Race and Legitimacy in Cuban Ecclesiastical Archives, 1890-1940." 2010. Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (The New West Indian Guide) 84(1/2):5-39.
- "The 1899 Cuban Marriage Law Controversy: Church, State and Empire in the Crucible of Nation." 2008. Journal of Social History 42(2):469-494.
- "Conspirators, Pawns, Patriots and Brothers: Race and Politics in Western Cuba 1906–1909." 2001. Pp. 3-51 in Political Power and Social Theory (Political Power and Social Theory Book Series, Vol. 14). Edited by Diane E. Davis. UK: Emerald Group.
- "El apóstol y el comandante en jefe: Racial Discourses and Practices in Cuba, 1890-1999.” 1999. Pp. 195-213 in The Global Color Line: Racial and Ethnic Inequality and Struggle from a Global Perspective. Edited by Joe Feagin and Pinar J. Batur-VanderLippe. CT: JAI Press.
- Latin American Studies Library Travel Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida 2002
- 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 & Religion 2002
- 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 Minnesota 2006