UNF Race Expert Available to Discuss University of Missouri Football Players Protest of Racism


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    Race expert Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, an associate professor of sociology at the University of North Florida. Her new book, "Color Stories," was just released this month.

Newswise — Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida.

She is available to discuss:

*The broader context of race and racism in society*How institutions of higher education could/should respond to racism as a way to move their campuses forward*How millenials are using social media to shed light on contemporary race issues*How athletes are leveraging their statuses to draw attention to and call for social change.

Wilder has been featured in several national media outlets, including CNN, "20/20," National Public Radio, "Nightline," The New York Times, Black Enterprise, the "Takeaway," The Grio and more. Her sociological expertise has been highly sought after in high-profile cases, including the Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis murder trials.

She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida. In addition to her studies in sociology, she also completed a concentration in Women's Studies and Gender Research. Wilder completed her MA in Sociology from Cleveland State University and a BA from Allegheny College.

As an African-American woman and sociologist, Wilder is very passionate about connecting sociology to the everyday issues occurring within our society. She writes, researches and lectures on the contemporary experience of African-Americans and other racial/ethnic minorities. Her work has been published in an array of academic journals and publications, and she regularly speaks on race, gender and diversity issues.

Wilder is also a distinguished expert and scholar of colorism in black American society. Her new book, "Color Stories" was just released this month.

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