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Jordanna Matlon Asst Professor School of International Service

PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Urban Studies, Columbia University

Dr. Matlon is an urban sociologist interested in questions of race and belonging in Africa and the African diaspora, and the ways “Blackness” operates as a signifier, intersects with gender norms, manifests in popular culture, and illuminates our understanding of political economy. Her book, "A Man among Other Men: The Crisis of Black Masculinity in Racial Capitalism" (Cornell University Press) investigates the relationship between masculinity, work, and globalization in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

Dr. Matlon's work appears in American Sociological Review, Antipode, Poetics, Ethnography, Contexts, and the Black Scholar, among other places.

Prior to joining SIS, Dr. Matlon was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (France).
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Spring 2023

  • SIS-804 Soc Theory Comp & Int'l Persp