Sherri-Ann Butterfield
Acting Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Sociology Rutgers University-Newark
sbutter@andromeda.rutgers.edu
Professor Butterfield's research interests include: race and ethnicity, Caribbean immigration, urban sociology, identity and culture, sociology of education, and multiple methods. She is also a faculty member of the Graduate School-Newark faculty in the Global Affairs Program and a faculty affiliate of the Department of African-American and African Studies, the Urban Studies Program, the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, and the Institute on Education Law and Policy. Professor Butterfield is currently completing a book-length manuscript that looks at how socioeconomic status impacts the racial and ethnic identities of second generation West Indians. She also has several projects in progress. Professor Butterfield is conducting qualitative interviews for her project that examines the role that race and ethnicity play in the lives of the diasporic West Indian community who reside in North America and Europe. Finally, she is investigating the racial and ethnic interactions between West Indians and African Americans in New Jersey.
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