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. 



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...



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...



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...



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....



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


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


Land of the Cosmic Race: Race Mixture, Racism, and Blackness In Mexico (Book Review), Sociology Faculty Publications (2014)

Book review by Amanda Moras.

Sue, Christina A. Land of the Cosmic Race: Race Mixture,...



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


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...




Riding in Tandem: Promoting Faculty Engagement Through Collaborative Strategies (with Jaya Kannan), Jaya Kannan (2014)

Presentation at the UPCEA New England Regional Conference October 31, 2014 in Manchester, VT.