Dr. Parham is associate professor of sociology and the director of the Social Justice Scholars program. Her research focus is on race, immigration and inequality. The courses she teaches include: Social Problems; Race, Racism and Privilege; Global Sociology; and African Diaspora Communities and Cultures. She has a strong interest in bringing together the resources of the university with people and organizations in the New Orleans community and beyond. She is the co-founder and executive director of Nyansa Classical Community, a faith-based education program which works for the educational enrichment and improved life chances of children from low-income African-American neighborhoods in New Orleans. She is also a board member of Vision of Hope Ministries which engages in community development in northern Haiti. She is the author of numerous articles and of the book American Routes: Racial Palimpsests and the Transformation of Race (Oxford University Press, March 2017).
Nyansa Classical Community: www.nyansaclassicalcommunity.org
Vision of Hope: www.vohmhaiti.org
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2003; M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998; B.A., Sociology, Yale University, 1994
- 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
Political sociology, globalization, communications, and culture.