Brandon A. Jackson
Areas of Specialization:
Race, Gender, Qualitative Methods, the Black Middle Class, Black Families, Education
My research explores the processes associated with social mobility among young black adults, and how these processes are shaped by gender, race, and class. I am currently working on a project that examines how a group of college black men use the concept of brotherhood to foster social mobility. In August I will join the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, and the African and African American Studies Program at the University of Arkansas.
Education and Recent Professional Experience:
- Ph.D., Sociology, Florida State University 2013 (expected)
- M.S., Sociology, Florida State University, 2009
- B.A., Sociology, Southern Methodist University, 2007
- Jackson, Brandon A. 2012. “The Bonds of Brotherhood: Emotional and Social Support among College Black Men.” ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 642: 61-71
- Jackson, Brandon A. and Adia Harvey Wingfield. Forthcoming. “Getting Angry to Get Ahead: Black College Men, Emotional Performance, and Encouraging Respectable Masculinity.” Symbolic Interaction.
- Jackson, Brandon A. and John Reynolds. Forthcoming. “The Price of Opportunity: Race, Student Loan Debt, and College Achievement.” Sociological Inquiry.
- McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, Florida State University, 2008-2013
- Student Representative, Association of Black Sociologists, 2011-2012
- Dissertation Research Grant, Florida State University, 2010
- Graduate Student Paper Award, 2010
- Society for the Study of Social Problems, Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section
- Association of Black Sociologists’ Graduate Student Paper Competition