Blackness in the Americas, Contemporary U.S. Race Relations; Race & the Body, Race & Electoral Politics, Blacks and Social Class, Afro-Latin America
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-
“Barack Obama, The New Politics of Race, and Classed Constructions of Racial Blackness.” 2014. The Sociological Quarterly 55: 653-682
“Let Herman Be Herman: Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain and the Utility of Blackness for the Political Right.” Chapter 11 in The Social Side of Politics, Hartmann & Uggen eds. 2013. New York: Norton.
“At This Defining Moment": Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race. 2011 New York: NYU Press.