Are Some Emotions Marked ‘Whites Only?’

September 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield will be on the University of South Carolina Upstate campus on Thursday, September 23 to deliver a special lecture based on her 2010 article, “Are Some Emotions Marked ‘Whites Only?’ Racialized Feeling Rules in Professional Workplaces.”  The lecture, which is free and open to the public, takes place from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Life Center, Room 310.

Adia Harvey Wingfield is an assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on the ways intersections of race, gender, and class affect workers in different occupations and professions. She is the author of several books: Doing Business with Beauty: Black Women, Hair Salons, and the Racial Enclave Economy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), Yes We Can? White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign (Routledge 2009), and the forthcoming Changing Times for Black Professionals (Routledge, 2010). Her research has also been published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Gender & Society, Social Problems, and Sociological Spectrum, with her 2009 paper “Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Minority Men’s Experiences with Women’s Work,” awarded the 2010 “Distinguished Article Award” from the American Sociological Association’s Race, Class, and Gender section.

For more details, contact Dr. Merri Lisa Johnson, associate professor of women’s and gender studies at USC Upstate, at (864)503-5724 or