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Wake Forest sociologist awarded visiting professorship


July 30, 2008

Earl Smith, professor of sociology and the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University, has been awarded the Arthur A. Sio Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Diversity and Community by Colgate University. He will spend the 2008-2009 academic year teaching at Colgate.  This is the first time the professorship has been awarded to a non-Colgate faculty member.

Smith, who joined the Wake Forest faculty in 1996, has published extensively in the area of the sociology of sport and is the author of “Race, Sport & the American Dream” (2007), as well as “African American Families” (2007).  He expects to publish three books in the next year, “Sociology of Sport and Social Theory,” “Interracial Relationships Across the Colorline,” and “Interracial Intimacies.”

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Cheryl Walker
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Kevin Cox
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Earl Smith, professor of sociology and the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University.
Earl Smith, professor of sociology and the Rubin Distinguished Professor of American Ethnic Studies at Wake Forest University.
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