Department of Sociology
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
I am an assistant professor of sociology at Goucher College. My areas of interest include social inequality, race, social movements, culture, and politics.
My current main line of research uses experimental methods to study racial-ethnic-nationality bias in the online housing market: How much does an email being sent from a name perceived as white, black, Latino, or Asian affect the likelihood of getting a response from an ad-poster? How much does perceived "American-ness" mediate this effect? My dissertation examined recent memorial efforts around early 20th Century lynchings and "race riots," asking why seemingly similar incidents have varied widely in the amount of public attention attained. Previous published research has addressed same-sex marriage debates, social movement participation trends, teaching about implicit (unconscious) prejudice, and state-social movement relations in Puerto Rico. For more on my research, see my CV or the Research page.
I have taught classes including Introduction to Sociology; Criminology; Race and Ethnic Relations; Race, Class, & Gender; Social Stratification; Sociology of Education; The Search for Community; and a research/writing workshop. I occasionally give public talks related to various aspects of inequality. For more on my teaching, see the Courses and Pedagogy pages.
raj [dot] ghoshal [at] goucher [dot] edu
Raj Ghoshal, Goucher College Sociology Dept, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Baltimore MD 21204.