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Angel Adams Parham, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Angel Adams Parham, Ph.D.
Angel Adams Parham, Ph.D.

Angel Adams Parham is Associate Professor of Sociology at Loyola University-New Orleans. Her work engages the intersection of race, migration, identity, and national belonging. She has a particular interest in the ways communities and cultures of the U.S. South and the Caribbean have been mutually constituted by transnational flows of people and ideas in the past and the present. This interest produces work that seeks to enlarge our understanding of what it means to be “American”.  She is the author of the book American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race (Oxford University Press, 2017) which received honors including: Co-winner of the 2018 American Sociological Association's Barrington Moore Book Award in Comparative and Historical Sociology; Co-winner of the 2018 Social Science History Association's Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award; and honorable mention for the 2018 American Sociological Association's Thomas and Znaniecki Distinguished Book Award for International Migration.



Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2003; M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998; B.A., Sociology, Yale University, 1994

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social and Political Inequality
  • Global Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • African Diaspora Communities and Cultures
  • Introduction to Haitian Society and Culture

Areas of Expertise

Race, Inequality, Migration