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Jenifer Bratter, Rice University

Counting Families, Counting Race: Assessing “Visible” Family Structural Change among Multiracial Families
When Sep 21, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online via Zoom
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation for the Fall 2020 MPRC Online Seminar Series

Multiracial families are rapidly expanding, however, most of what is known focuses on two-parent families. Exploring cases of visible “racial difference” within families, we ask whether such cases are found among married and unmarried families. Over a forty year time span, the greatest growth of family-level racial difference occurs among white unmarried mothers.  We consider how this demographic shift signals a unique context for rearing children of color. 

About the Speaker


Jenifer Bratter

Jenifer L. Bratter is a Professor of sociology at Rice University.  Her work explores the many ways race is socially recognized through crossing and blurring of racial categories. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters, has edited collections exploring dynamics of racial mixing, racial data gathering, and racial identity formation within families,  She is also the inaugural director of BRIDGE, Building Research on Inequality and Diversity to Grow equity that fosters scholarship on inequality within diverse settings.   

Note:  Zoom link for registration.  Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the link for the seminar.

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