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Annegret Staiger

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Associate Professor of Anthropology
272 Bertrand H. Snell Hall


Phone: 315-268-3888

Vordiplom Biology, Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany
M.A., Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara

Courses Taught
  • Racial Inequality in the US
  • Men and Masculinities
  • Cities and Social Justice
  • Global Perspectives on Sexuality
  • Understanding the Americas

Scholarly Interests

My research interests are race and ethnicity in the US and in a comparative perspective, adolescence and schools, urban studies, and masculinity. I am particularly interested in the dynamics of a multiracial society, and the various collective strategies and forms of identity formation that emerge in a multiracial society.

Learning Difference - Race and Schooling in the Multiracial Metropolis (2006), Stanford University Press.

“Hoes can be hoed out, players can be played out, but pimp is for life: The Pimp as Strategy of Identity Formation,” Symbolic Interaction 28(3) (2005), pp. 407-428.

"Whiteness as Giftedness - Racial Formation at an Urban High School," Social Problems, Vol. 51, No. 2 (2004), pp. 161-181.

"Teaching about Race and Surviving It,” Race and Pedagogy Conference, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, September 14-16, 2006.

"Black Mask White Skin: Satisfying Racial Fantasies through the Videogame Grand Theft Auto – San Andreas?", Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Montreal, August 10-14, 2006 (co-presentation with Will Duryea, Clarkson University).

"School Colors and Graffiti," Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, San Francisco, August 2004.

"When Service-Learning Examines Women and Men: Methodology, Logistics, and Ethics," Campus Compact Conference, Worcester, MA, April 15-16, 2004.

Co-Organizer and Chair of Panel: "Educational Anthropology and Its Role in Achieving Racial Equity II, American Anthropological Association at Council of Anthropology and Education," Canterbury Hotel, San Francisco, November 13-19, 2004.

"From Research to Policy and Institutional Change: Assessing Anthropology’s Effectiveness in Achieving Racial Equity in Education," at the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November 18-23, 2003.