Dr. Amanda Moras' professional interests include Racial and Ethnic Relations,
Sociology of Violence, Gender, Sexualities, Labor and Immigration, Feminist Theory and
Qualitative Methodologies. 

Degrees and Certifications: Ph.D. 2007, Sociology, University of Florida; Certificate of
Women’s Studies and Gender Research, 2007, University of Florida; M.A. 2005, Sociology,
University of Florida; B.A. 2003, Sociology William Patterson University. 

Teaching Responsibilities: Introduction to Social Theory; Applied Social Theory;
Diversity and Oppression; The Sociological Imagination; The Society and the Individual;
Sociology of Gender Research. 

Research Interests & Grants: 2012 University Research and Creativity Grant,
Investigation into the Occupational and Emotional Experiences of Sexual Assault Crisis
Advocates; 2009 Central Connecticut State University, Dean’s Research Initiative Grant;
2009 Central Connecticut State University, Diversity Grant, Gender Identity and the Law;
2006 University of Florida, Ruth McQuown Dissertation Award, Paying for Domestic Work:
White Women Negotiating Race, Class and Privilege Honors, Awards & Fellowship; 2011
Sacred Heart University, Research and Creativity Course Release; 2011-2012 Sacred Heart
University, Faculty Development Travel Award; 2007 Dickinson College, Faculty Research
Award; 2006 University of Florida, Vandiver Teaching Award. 

Articles

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Black Women and Black Men in Hip Hop Music: Misogyny, Violence and the Negotiation of (White-Owned) Space (with Guillermo Rebollo-Gil), Sociology Faculty Publications (2012)

The article discusses rap and Hip Hop music, focusing on the existence of the theme...

 

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Color Blind Discourses in Paid Domestic Work: Foreignness and the Delineation of Alternative Racial Markers, Sociology Faculty Publications (2010)

This paper explores how current shifts in racial discourse and demographics are reflected within the...

 

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Challenging Colorblind Education: A Descriptive Analysis of Teacher Racial Attitudes (with Melanie S. Hinojosa), Sociology Faculty Publications (2009)

Research suggests that many public school teachers are not prepared to deal with the growing...

 

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Latinidad and Masculinidad in Hollywood Scripts (with Ana Pomeroy, Guillermo Rebollo-Gil, and John Foster), Sociology Faculty Publications (2009)

We examined representations of Latinidad and masculinidad in a set of crime and independent films....

 

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The Private Home as a Public Workplace: Employing Paid Domestic Labor, Sociology Faculty Publications (2008)

Through an analysis of 30 qualitative interviews with white women who employ domestic workers, this...

 

Contributions to Books

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African American Families: Historical and Contemporary Forces Shaping Family Life and Studies (with Constance L. Shehan and Feliz M. Berardo), Sociology Faculty Publications (2007)

Introduction: Any attempt to examine sociological and historical information regarding African American families is fraught...

 

Book Reviews

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The Force of Domesticity: Filipina Migrants and Globalization (Book Review), Sociology Faculty Publications (2009)

Book review by Amanda Moras.

Parreñas, Rhacel Salazar.The Force of Domesticity: Filipina Migrants and Globalization....

 

Popular Press

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Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Winners Announced, Sacred Heart University News Story (2013)

Richard and Barbara Naclerio began the Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program in support of the work...