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Greenlaw Hall 228, CB #3520
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520


BA, Spelman College (Sociology) (1996)
PhD,  Northwestern University (Sociology) (2006)

Research Interests

Antonia Randolph is a cultural sociologist whose interests include diversity discourse in education, multicultural capital, non-normative Black masculinity, and the production of misogyny in hip-hop culture. She’s a member of the Scholars’ Network on Masculinity and the Well-Being of African American Men and a participant in the Women of Color Leadership Project of the National Women’s Studies Association. Her first book, The Wrong Kind of Different: Challenging the Meaning of Diversity in American Classrooms (Teachers College 2012), examined the hierarchies elementary school teachers constructed among students of color.  She has also published in the Sociology of Race and EthnicityThe Journal of Contemporary EthnographyThe Feminist Wire and Scalawag Magazine. Her current book project, That’s My Heart: Queering Intimacy in Hip-Hop Culture, examines portrayals of Black men’s intimate relationships in hip-hop culture.


Gender and Performance (FOLK 537)

Intersectionality (AMST 248)