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Ellington Graves

Ellington Graves, Director of Africana Studies

Ellington Graves, Director of Africana Studies
Ellington Graves, Director of Africana Studies

Department of Sociology
562 McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7343 |

Dr. Ellington Graves is the Director of Africana Studies in the Department of Sociology.

Current Projects:

  • Doctoral Training and Disciplinarity in Africana Studies
  • Doctoral Training and Networks of Africana Studies Graduate Faculty
  • Academic Caste and Signaling in Sociology Doctoral Programs
  • Race
  • Inequality
  • Identity
  • Education
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Race and Racism
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S., Sociology, Virginia Tech
  • B.A., Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University
  • American Sociological Association
  • Southern Sociological Society
  • Association of Black Sociologists
  • National Council for Black Studies
  • Diggs Teaching Scholar, Virginia Tech, 2009
  • Principal Investigator, with Ted Fuller and Dale Wimberley, “Community Health Assessment/MAP Implementation.” Virginia Department of Health, Alleghany and Roanoke Planning Districts. $17,000.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, with Terry Kershaw, “Grassroots Leadership and Community Development.”  Martinsville County Chamber of Commerce/harvest Foundation. $24,924.

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