Robert Smith Publishes Research on "Black Mexicans"

Robert SmithProfessor Robert C. Smith (Baruch, Sociology) published new research exploring "Black Mexicans" and the use of racial categories. Smith's research draws on more than 15 years of research to analyze "Black Mexicans," phenotypically "Mexican-looking" youth who identified as Black during adolescence, used this identity to become upwardly mobile, and then abandoned it in early adulthood.

The research article, “Black Mexicans, Conjunctural Ethnicity, and Operating Identities: Long-Term Ethnographic Analysis,” is available on the American Sociological Review website and will appear in the June issue of the American Sociological Review.

Submitted on: MAY 9, 2014

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