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Sabrina Pendergrass

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Institute of African-American and African Studies
Office location and address
228 Minor Hall
102 Amphitheater Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Race, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Revitalization in Detroit
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
March 15, 2018 – February 28, 2019
SOC 2442: Systems of Inequality
Credits: 3
This course will examine various types of inequality (race, class, gender) in the US and abroad. We will discuss sociological theories covering various dimensions of inequality, considering key research findings and their implications. We will examine to what extent ascriptive characteristics impact a person's life chances, how social structures are produced and reproduced, and how individuals are able or unable to negotiate these structures.
AAS 2559: New Course in African and African American Studies
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of African and African American Studies
AAS 3300: Social Science Perspectives on African American and African Studies
Credits: 3
This course will focus on major debates, theories, and methodological approaches in the social sciences that contribute to African American Studies. The course helps students to consider how a multidisciplinary approach enriches efforts to analyze such issues as health disparities, education, and incarceration as they relate to the African Diaspora.
AAS 3500: Intermediate Seminar in African-American & African Studies
Credits: 3
Reading, class discussion, and written assignments on a special topic in African-American and African Studies Topics change from term to term, and vary with the instructor. Primarily for fourth-year students but open to others.
AAS 3810: Race, Culture and Inequality
Credits: 3
This course will examine how culture matters for understanding race and social inequality. It will survey social science research about cultural forms such as everyday discourse, styles of dress, music, literature, visual arts, and media as they relate to race and inequality.
AAS 4070: Directed Reading and Research
Credits: 3
Students in the Distinguished Majors Program should enroll in this course for their first semester of thesis research.
AAS 4080: Thesis
Credits: 3
Second-semester DMP students should enroll in this course to complete their theses.
SOC 4100: Sociology of the African-American Community
Credits: 3
Study of a comprehensive contemporary understanding of the history, struggle and diversity of the African-American community.
SARC 9993: Advanced Independent Research
Credits: 1–6
Advanced independent research on topics selected by individual students in consultation with a faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director.
SOC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
SOC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.