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Karolina Dos Santos

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

A.B., Government, Harvard University, 2014
M.A., Sociology, Brown University, 2019

Karolina Dos Santos is a Du Boisian sociologist interested in how social movements reshape urban America. Broadly, her work focuses on the intersections between race and ethnicity, urban sociology, and social movements. She uses archival methods to explore how African American and Latine city residents have historically worked to (re)create home in Newark, New Jersey despite obstacles such as economic restructuring, suburbanization, and decaying infrastructure.

Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and by Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. Her article on how African Americans, Puerto Ricans, and whites envisioned the “Newark Renaissance” following the rebellion of 1967 is currently under review at The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity journal. Karolina has taught classes in the department of sociology at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.

Teaching and Research Interests

Du Boisian sociology and social theory. 

Karolina Dos Santos