Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies
Office: 224 Manchester Hall
Telephone: 860 486-8003
PhD, 2006, Sociology, Texas A&M University
MA, 2002, Sociology, Texas A&M University
BA, 1999, Sociology, Texas A&M University
Notable Academic Leadership and Service Positions
Vice President-Elect—2016/17, Society for the Study of Social Problems
Past-President, Southwestern Sociological Association
Founding Co-Editor, ASA SREM Journal: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Editor-In-Chief, Association for Humanist Sociology Journal: Humanity & Society
Associate Editor, Social Problems
Dr. David G. Embrick is an Associate professor in the Sociology Department and African Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut. Formally, he spent a decade at Loyola University Chicago in the Sociology Department. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2006. He is a former American Sociological Association Minority Fellow, Past-President of the Southwestern Sociological Association, and current Vice President-Elect of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. In addition, Dr. Embrick serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Humanity & Society (the official journal of the Association for Humanist Society), Founding Co-Editor of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, the newest ASA sponsored journal of the Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, and Associate Editor of Social Problems.
Dr. Embrick’s research has centered largely on the impact of contemporary forms of racism on people of color. While most of his research is one what he has labeled “diversity ideology” and inequalities in the business world, he has published on race and education, the impact of schools-welfare-and prisons on people of color, and issues of sex discrimination. Dr. Embrick has published in a number of journals including American Behavioral Scientist, Critical Sociology, Race and Society, Sex Roles, Sociological Forum, and Symbolic Interaction, among others. He has been invited to give talks on his work in over 60 venues, both academic and public.