Amber M Hamilton

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Amber is a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. Her current research interests focus on Blackness and digital society. More specifically, Amber in interested in understanding the habits of Black social media users and the function(s) of their social media networks. A secondary line of research focuses on Black identity and ideology within colorblind racism. As an American Mosaic Project fellow, Amber models and analyzes quantitative survey datasets to understand Black colorblind ideology. During Summer 2018, Amber will be off-site on a research internship at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2016.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Blackness in the United States
  • Digital Culture
  • Edelstein Foundation Research Fellowship, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
  • Research Internship, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, June 2018 - August 2018
  • Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Summer 2018
  • Sociology Department Fellowship, Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
  • Edelstein American Mosaic Project Fellowship , Summer 2017
  • Edelstein American Mosaic Project Fellowship , Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
  • CLA Graduate Scholar Fellowship, Fall 2016 - Fall 2017