Curriculum Vitae

EARL WRIGHT II
Department of Africana Studies
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio 44521
513-556-3933 Telephone / 859-356-0747 Fax
earl.wright@uc.edu / @EarlWrightII (Twitter)

Earl Wright II Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

EDUCATION
Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Sociology, Lincoln, Nebraska, August, 2000.
Dissertation: Atlanta University and American Sociology, 1896-1917: An Earnest Desire for the Truth Despite Its Possible Unpleasantness

M.A. University of Memphis, Sociology, Memphis, Tennessee, May, 1997.
Thesis: More Than Just A Haircut: An Ethnographic Study of an Urban African American Barbershop

B.A. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, August, 1994.
Major: History, Minor: Black Studies

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
September 2010 – Present
Professor
Department of Sociology
University of Cincinnati
(Promoted from Associate to Full Professor June 2013)

September 2006 – September 2010
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Texas Southern University

January 2005 – August 2006
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Fisk University

August 2000 – December 2004
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Central Florida

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENT(S)
September 2006 – October 2010
Chairperson
Department of Sociology
Texas Southern University

BOOKS

Earl Wright II and Thomas C. Calhoun, eds. 2016. What to Expect and How to Respond: Distress and Success in Academia. London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield

Earl Wright II. 2016. The First American School of Sociology: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory. Routledge / Ashgate Publishing Company.

Earl Wright II and Edward Wallace, eds. 2015. The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions. Ashgate Publishing Company

Sandra L. Barnes, Zandria Robinson and Earl Wright II, eds. 2014. Re-Positioning Race: Prophetic Research in a Post-Racial Obama Age. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Daniels, Kalasia S. and Earl Wright II. 2017. “An Earnest Desire for the Truth Despite Its Possible Unpleasantness: A Comparative Analysis of the Atlanta University Publications and American Journal of Sociology, 1895-1917.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Earl Wright II. 2014. “W. E. B. Du Bois, Howard Odum and the Sociological Ghetto.” Sociological Spectrum 34(5): 453-468.

Earl Wright II. 2012. “Why, Where and How to Infuse the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory into the Sociology Curriculum.” Teaching Sociology 40: 257-270.

Gordon, Jr, Clarence L., Andonnia Maiben and Earl Wright II. 2010. “The Damnation of Hip Hop: A Critique of Hip Hop through the Lens of W. E. B. Du BoisInternational Journal of Africana Studies 16(1): 62-76.

Wright II, Earl. 2010. “The Tradition of Sociology at Fisk UniversityJournal of African American Studies 14(1): 44-60.

Wright II, Earl. 2009. “Beyond W. E. B. Du Bois: A Note on Some of the Lesser Known Members of the Atlanta Sociological LaboratorySociological Spectrum 29(6): 700-717.

Wright II, Earl. 2008. “Deferred Legacy!: The Continued Marginalization of the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory” Sociology Compass 2(1): 195-207.

Wright II, Earl and Thomas C. Calhoun. 2006. “Jim Crow Sociology: Toward An Understanding of the Origin and Principles of Black Sociology Via the Atlanta Sociological LaboratorySociological Focus 39(1):1-18.

Wright II, Earl. 2006. “W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta University Studies on the Negro, Revisited.” Journal of African American Studies 9(4): 3-17.

REPRINTED Wright II, Earl. 2010. “W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta University Studies on the Negro, Revisited.” Pp. 75-89 in W. E. B. Du Bois, edited by Reiland Rabaka. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishers.

Wright II, Earl. 2005. “W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory.” Sociation Today – The Official Journal of The North Carolina Sociological Association: A Refereed Web-Based Publication, Volume 3(1) http://www.ncsociology.org/sociationtoday/v31/outline5.htm

REPRINTED Wright II, Earl. 2010. “W. E. B. Du Bois and the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory.” Pp. 93-100 in W. E. B. Du Bois by Reiland Rabaka. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishers.

Wright II, Earl. 2002. “The Atlanta Sociological Laboratory, 1896-1924: A Historical Account of the First American School of Sociology.” Western Journal of Black Studies 26(3):165-174.

Battle, Juan and Earl Wright II. 2002. “W. E. B. Du Bois’s Talented Tenth: A Quantitative Assessment.” Journal of Black Studies 32(6):654-672.

Wright II, Earl. 2002. “Why Black People Tend To Shout!: An Earnest Attempt To Explain the Sociological Negation of the Atlanta Sociological Laboratory Despite Its Possible Unpleasantness.” Sociological Spectrum 22(3):325-361.

Wright II, Earl. 2002. “Using The Master’s Tools: Atlanta University and American Sociology, 1896-1924.” Sociological Spectrum 22(1):15-39.

Wright II, Earl and Thomas C. Calhoun. 2001. “From the Common Thug to the Local Businessman: An Exploration into an Urban African American Barbershop.” Deviant Behavior 22(3): 267-288.

Stephens, Ronald J. and Earl Wright II. 2000. “Beyond Bitches, Niggers, and Ho’s: Some Suggestions for Including Rap Music as a Qualitative Data Source.” Race and Society 3(1):23-40.

Parker, Keith D., Earl Wright II, and Jennifer Wingren. 1999. “Fear of Crime Among African American Males in Two American Cities: A Multivariate Analysis.” Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men 10:51-60.

Wright II, Earl. 1998. “More Than Just a Haircut: Sociability Within the Urban African American Barbershop.” Challenge: A Journal of Research on African American Men 9:1-13.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Earl Wright II and Edward V. Wallace. Forthcoming 2015. “Black Sociology: Toward A 22nd Century Agenda.” In The Ashgate Research Companion to Black Sociology: Contemporary Issues and Future Directions, edited by Earl Wright II and Edward V. Wallace.

Earl Wright II. 2014. “Am I My Brother’s and My Sister’s Keeper: W. E. B. Du Bois’s New Talented Tenth.” Pp. 49-67 in Re-Positioning Race: Prophetic Research in a Post-Racial Obama Age, edited by Sandra L. Barnes, Zandria Robinson and Earl Wright II

Wright II, Earl. 2014. “Notes from a Former Homophobe: An Introspective Narrative on the Development of Masculinity of an Urban African American Male.” Pp. 7-17 in Hyper Sexual-Hyper Masculine?: Deconstructing Masculine, Sexual, and Racial Identity Formation among Contemporary Black Men, edited by Brittany Slatton and Kamesha Spates. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm Publishers.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
Wright II, Earl. 2009. “W. E. B. Du Bois.” Encyclopedia of African American Education. Sage Publications. (15 manuscript pages)

Wright II, Earl. 2007. “American Sociology.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition. New York: McMillan Press. (5 manuscript pages)

Wright II, Earl. 2007. “The Color Line.” Blackwell Publishers. Pp. 604-605 in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Volume II, edited by George Ritzer, Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Wright II, Earl. 2013. Book Review of Poor and Homeless in the Sunshine State: Down and Out in Theme Park Nation. Contemporary Sociology 42(1): 120-121.

Wright II, Earl. 2010. “Atlanta: Birthplace of American Sociology,” Footnotes, American Sociological Association.

Wright II, Earl and Jean Shin. 2009. “History of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award,” Footnotes, American Sociological Association.

Wright II, Earl. 1997. “A Tale from the ‘Hood.” A book review of William Julius Wilson’s When Work Disappears: The New World of the New Urban Poor. In Center News, The Center for Research on Women, University of Memphis, Volume 15, Number 2.

GRANTS
Wright II, Earl. 2015. “Publications Award for Indexing Expenses for Ashgate Research Comoanion to Black Sociology. Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati, $913.

Wright II, Earl. 2008. “Uncovering the Origins of Black Sociology: Atlanta, Tuskegee, Fisk & Howard,” Office of Enhanced Research, Texas Southern University, $15,544.01.

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