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About Enobong Hannah Branch

Enobong (Anna) Hannah Branch is an Associate Professor of Sociology. Her research interests are in race, racism, and inequality; intersectional theory; work and occupations; and diversity in science. Her book Opportunity Denied: Limiting Black Women to Devalued Work provides an overview of the historical evolution of Black women’s work and the social-economic structures that have located them in particular and devalued places in the U.S. labor market. She is also the editor of Pathways, Potholes, and the Persistence of Women in Science: Reconsidering the Pipeline as well as the author of several articles published in The Sociological Quarterly; Sociological Perspectives; Social Science History; Journal of Black Studies; and Race, Gender, & Class. Her current research investigates rising employment insecurity in the post-industrial era through the lens of racial and gender inequality.


Present Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present Faculty Associate, Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Outstanding Devotion and Dedication to the Profession, Black Student Union Faculty Award, University of Massachusetts
  • 2012-2013 ISSR Social Science Research Scholar, University of Massachusetts
  • 2014 Best Graduate Faculty Mentor, Department of Sociology
  • 2015 SBS College Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Massachusetts

Contact Information

736 Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-4069

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