Jessica Welburn Paige
Fall 2018: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow
Jessica Welburn Paige is an assistant professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. She earned her PhD in Sociology from Harvard University in November 2011. From 2011-2012 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan and from 2012-2014 she was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the experiences of African Americans in the post-Civil Rights Era including their experiences navigating racism and discrimination and their attitudes about social mobility. Her work has been published in Ethnic and Racial Studies, The Journal for African American Studies, The DuBois Review for Social Science Research and in edited book volumes. In addition, in 2016 she co-authored the book Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel with Michèle Lamont, Graziela Silva, Joshua Guetzkow, Nissim Mizrahi, Hannah Herzog and Elisa Reis (Princeton University Press).As a Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow for Fall 2018, she will work on Die Hard City: Public Sector Contraction and the Experiences of African Americans in Detroit.