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Enid Logan

Protrait: Enid Lynette Logan

Associate Professor
Ph.D. 2005 University of Michigan
Room 956 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-3598

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Blackness in the Americas, Contemporary U.S. Race Relations; Race & the Body, Race & Electoral Politics, Blacks and Social Class, Afro-Latin America

Current Research

At the center of Professor Logan’s research agenda is the study of the evolving social construct of blackness in the 21st century.  At present, Logan is working on a number of projects pertaining to race and to blackness, in connection with electoral politics, social class, pedagogy, and the body.  These projects include-

  • Desirable (?) Hispanics and The Problem with The Blacks – the Republican Party’s Rocky Road to “Diversity”
  • Configuring the First Black President:  Embodied Dimensions of the New Politics of Race
  • Mainstream, Articulate and Not Too Black:  Barack Obama and the Conditional Embrace of the Black Middle Class
  • Black Racial Futures: Social Class and Disparate Trajectories of Black Racialization
  • Crack Babies & Meth Moms: Bodies at the Intersections of Science, Medicine, Gender & Race
  • The Natural Hair Movement- The Racial Politics of Beauty in a Post-Racial Age
  • Using Autobiographical Narrative to Facilitate Student Learning about Race, Gender, Class & Sexuality

Selected Publications

Book Cover: At This Defining Moment

At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race. 2011 New York:  NYU Press.

“Social Status, Race and the Timing of Marriage in Cuba’s First Constitutional Era,1902-1940.” 2011. Journal of Family History 36 (1): 52-71.

“Each Sheep with Its Mate: Marking Race and Legitimacy in Cuban Ecclesiastical Archives, 1890-1940.” 2010. The New West Indian Guide/ Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 84(1): 5-39.