Dr. Marcia WilliamsAdjunct Assistant Professor
Office: 351 Lalumiere Hall Phone: (414) 288-5437
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Dr. Marcia Williams’ received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2008.  Her areas of specialization are race, culture and education.

Teaching interests:

Principles of sociology, inequality, race and ethnic relations; African American social thoughts, experiences of oppression

 

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Her work challenges cultural deficit explanations of the racial gap in academic achievement – which posit that under achievement among blacks’ stems from an oppositional identity that encourages poor performance in school.  Dr Williams’ dissertation, entitled, “Race, Identity and Education: An Ethnographic Study of Critical Student Agency In A Midwestern Elementary School” explores the culture of an elementary/middle school in which there was no racial gap in academic achievement. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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