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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
McBryde Hall
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7343 |

Dr. Ellington Graves is the director of Africana Studies in the Virginia Tech Department of Sociology and assistant provost for diversity and inclusion at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Graves has been a faculty member at Virginia Tech since 2000, teaching courses ranging from “Sociological Theory and Social Inequity” to “African American Identity and Leadership for Change.” He received his bachelor’s in sociology from the The Johns Hopkins University, his master’s in sociology from Virginia Tech, and his doctorate in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Race
  • Inequality
  • Identity
  • Education
  • Social Inequality
  • Sociological Theory
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Race and Racism
  • PhD in Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MS in Sociology, Virginia Tech
  • BA in Sociology, The Johns Hopkins University
  • Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Virginia Tech
  • InclusiveVT Faculty Fellow, Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Virginia Tech
  • Member, American Sociological Association
  • Member, Southern Sociological Society
  • Member, Association of Black Sociologists
  • Member, 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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