Matthew Hughey

Matthew Hughey: “What Everyday White Americans and the Buffalo Shooter Have in Common”

Check out Professor Matthew Hughey’s recent article in Slate, “What Everyday White Americans and the Buffalo Shooter Have in Common.”

**Excerpt from Article**

In the rush to make sense of the shooting in Buffalo, many have categorized the violence as the reflection of hatred, bigotry, mental illness, and growing extremism. It may be tempting, or even comforting, to view the manifestoes shooters like Grendon leave behind as merely the bile of the big bad bigots. But that conclusion is a pleasant fiction. As it turns out, many white Americans across very different ideological and political orientations believe in and employ similar racist ideologies. In reality, white supremacist terrorism is a natural outgrowth of mundane and banal white socialization. So long as white people hold one another implicitly accountable to unattainable ideals of superiority and excellence while targeting people of color, and Black people in particular, as the objects of their un-manifest destiny, the violence will not end. White Americans cannot exorcize these demons without also examining their souls.

Matthew Hughey: For Black Workers, Age Discrimination Strikes Twice

Check out "For Black Workers, Age Discrimination Strikes Twice" in The Washington Post, which cites research by Sociology Professor Matthew Hughey on racism among White people and his analysis of other's research on racism.

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When he saw the chart above, University of Connecticut sociologist Matthew Hughey was struck by the steadiness of the trend for Whites, compared to the volatile swoop of the line representing Black workers. It shows hiring managers tend to accept White applicants at face value while subconsciously scrutinizing Black ones, he said.

“Black people have always been more objectified, scrutinized and surveilled than White people,” Hughey said. “Every little thing is nitpicked on a résumé or explained as a possible red flag.”

Matthew Hughey: Panelist on “Capitol Under Siege” 1/14/2021

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Professor of Sociology Matthew Hughey will be serving as a panelist on "Capitol Under Siege: Community Reflections on the Lawless and Violent Attack on Democracy" hosted by The Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources and The Office of the Provost on January 14, 2021, from 4:00 - 5:30 PM.

 

Date: January 14th, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm

Moderator: Dr. Brendan Kane

Panelists:

  • Dr. Matthew Hughey
  • Dr. Jeffrey Ogbar
  • Dr. Margaret Lloyd Seiger
  • Dr. Ngozi Taffe
  • Dr. Jason Oliver Chang

Login info: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/uconn-cmr/j.php?MTID=mf17978939610396f9d8d4dabb0f5938b

Matthew Hughey and Jeremy Pais: 2020 Research Excellence Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) recently announced recipients in the 2020 Research Excellence Program (REP) for the Storrs/regional campuses and UConn Health

The primary goal of the REP is to provide seed funding to fuel innovative research, scholarship, and creative endeavors with strong potential for significant extramural funding and/or achievements consistent with the highest standards of accomplishment in the discipline. Multi-PI, interdisciplinary projects are encouraged, with the goal of adding to UConn’s reputation for innovative research, scholarship, and creative activities

Forty-two REP grants were awarded in four categories after a highly selective competition, with 115 total applications. Awards range from $10,000 to $100,000.

We are proud to announce that the following Sociology faculty members were among the awardees:

Matthew Hughey, Racialized Media: The Design, Delivery, and Decoding of Race and Ethnicity

Jeremy PaisJeremy Pais, An Ecometric Assessment of Neighborhood Disadvantage

Matthew Hughey: Recent Media Appearances

Read Matthew Hughey's recent op-ed in the Hartford Courant, "There's Another Pandemic to Fight: Racism." The article can be found here.

 

"Until we face up to our own lack of empathy and kindness to others, coupled with a hard look at the white-interests of disease-blaming, we will not understand how truly connected and reliant on one another we are, especially when we must collectively combat public health crises."

Matthew W. Hughey’s article “Debating Du Bois’s Darkwater: From hymn of hate to pathos and power”

 

"The initial 1920 publication of W. E. B. Du Bois’s Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil sold over 15,000 copies. Its initial 1969 reissue, and subsequent reprints, have since garnered even more sales and thousands of citations. Darkwater is now considered a classic. The centenary of the publication (1920–2020) provides an opportune moment to reflect on the book’s significance and disparate interpretations. In this article, I first examine the antecedents of Du Bois’s Darkwater. I then examine the book reviews, announcements, book club declarations, and advertisements and I subsequently map the variations of their coverage, debate, and emphases. I conclude with some thoughts on sociology’s relative dismissal of Darkwater until recent years and what sociology’s modest rediscovery of, and debates over, Du Bois portend."

Coming Soon! Kappa of Connecticut Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta

The UConn Sociology Department is pleased to announce that we have been approved to establish the Kappa of Connecticut chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta under the direction of Matthew Hughey (chapter representative).

 

Alpha Kappa Delta: The International Sociology Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is the International Sociology Honor Society.  AKD was founded in 1920 at the University of Southern California by Dr. Emory S. Bogardus and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) in 1967. AKD is also affiliated with the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Matthew Hughey’s New Book!

Matthew W. Hughey and Gregory S. Parks's book:

A Pledge with Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight for Equality

Gregory S. Parks is Professor at Wake Forest University School of Law. He is co-author of The Wrongs of the Right: Language, Race, and the Republican Party in the Age of Obama and The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Matthew W. Hughey is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of many books, including The White Savior Film: Content, Critics, and Consumption

Description: A Pledge with Purpose explores the arc of these unique, important, and relevant social institutions. Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey uncover how BGLOs were shaped by, and labored to transform, the changing social, political, and cultural landscape of Black America from the era of the Harlem Renaissance to the civil rights movement.