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2017 Tripodi Research Lecture Series: Mosi Adesina Ifatunji

Tripodi Research Lecture Series: Racial Orders and Statistical Methodolog



University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Department of Sociology Assistant Professor Mosi Adesina Ifatunji will present "Racial Orders and Statistical Methodology."

One of the most common practices in the social and professional sciences is the under theorization of race in multivariate statistical models. This practice results in findings that are, at best, non-informative, and at worst, complicit in the maintenance of white supremacy.

This lecture reviews these specification errors and provides a theoretical perspective for the inclusion of race in multivariate statistical models. It concludes with practical suggestions for research practitioners that include race in their models. 

Dr. Ifantuji serves as a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center at UNC, Chapel Hill. He is also an instructor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor ICPSR Summer Program, where he teaches a course on "Race, Ethnicity and Quantitative Methodologies" and A facilitator of the UNC Race Workshop. His research is focused at the intersection of race, culture, biology and social stratification.