Nikita Carney to join the Department of Sociology at LSU in Fall 2019

The Department of Sociology at LSU is excited to announce that Nikita Carney from University of California, Santa Barbara will joining the faculty in the Department of Sociology at LSU this Fall 2019. Nikita will also have a joint appointment in African & African American Studies Program.

Nikita Carney is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is completing a Ph.D. in Sociology with a designated emphasis in Black Studies. She previously earned an M.A. in Gender/Cultural Studies from Simmons College. Though her academic interests span a range of topics, her current projects focus on the intersection of gender, migration, race, and ethnographic research methods. She is presently working on her dissertation research, a multi-sited ethnography of Haitian women in diaspora. Recent publications include “Ethnographies of Race, Crime, and Justice” (2017) in the Annual Review of Sociology, “Multi-sited Ethnography: Opportunities for the Study of Race” (2017) in Sociology Compass – Race & Ethnicity, and “All Lives Matter, but So Does Race: Black lives matter and the evolving role of social media” (2016) in Humanity & Society. She is an active member of the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Haitian Studies Association.

Nikita Carney