Dana M.
Williams, Ph.D.
assistant professor
department of sociology
valdosta state university
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I am a sociologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Akron. My teaching and research interests include social inequalities, social movements, political sociology, complex organizations, research methods, and public sociology. My dissertation was a cross-national study of political opportunities for labor and environmental social movements. Other research has focused on the cultural appropriation of Native American imagery by Whites, especially through sport mascots and logos. I have written various articles for peer-reviewed journals, including Race, Ethnicity, & Education, Teaching Sociology, Sociology of Sport Journal, Critical Sociology, Comparative Sociology, and Contemporary Justice Review.