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Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Crime & Justice Studies

Sadhana Bery

Assistant Professor

Email: sbery@umassd.edu
Phone: 508-999-8406
Office: Liberal Arts, Room 392C


My teaching interests and research areas are closely intertwined. I work and teach in the areas of critical race studies, colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization, social movements, and social theory. My work is interdisciplinary in its orientation, theories, methodologies, and interpretations. 

In critical race studies, I focus on race and racism; the critical study of whiteness, including the global white diaspora; and the construction of memories and amnesias of slavery. I have worked on social movements in the U.S., social movements of dominant groups (whites, capitalists), social movements of resistance, and global social movements. My work on postcolonial Africa and South Asia emphasizes subaltern studies, the afterlife of structures of colonialism and imperialism in contemporary globalization, and the relationship between postcolonialism and race. My areas of expertise in social theory include classical and contemporary social theory, critical race theory, Black and Third World feminist theory, postcolonial theory, and theories of intersectionality.

A sample of my projects include: whiteness in education; the white and black experience of gentrification; the Nation of Islam; gender and race; the continuation of the structures and practices of slavery in contemporary times; construction of memories of slavery; and an interview series on learning racial identities.