David Embrick, PhD

Associate Professor, Sociology, Africana Studies (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research interests over the past decade has taken three distinct paths. The first path regards my substantial early research agenda in the area of diversity and specifically what I have labeled “diversity ideology.” My second major research line covers the area of racial attitudes and stereotypes, largely I examine the myriad ways in which racial stereotypes continue to inform whites’ (and nonwhites’) opinions about minorities’ work ethic, social life, and even the content of their character. My third and most current research interest is in the area of racial microaggressions. Notably, I am interested in examining the phenomenon of racial microaggressions from a sociological lens. But, further, my larger objective is to examine the empirical evidence on impact of structural levels of racial microaggressions on minorities’ physiological, physical, and mental health (with an emphasis on health interventions and prevention). It is this last line of research that I believe is in line with InCHIP’s mission and objectives.


2006 PhD, Sociology, Texas A&M University (dissertation defended with distinction).
2003 Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Program, Texas A&M University
2002 MS, Sociology, Texas A&M University
1999 BS, Sociology (minors in Anthropology/Political Science), Texas A&M University
1999 Certificate in Ethnic Relations, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University
1996 AS, Business, Blinn College
1993 AAS, Criminal Justice (minor in Law Enforcement), Central Texas College

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing Address344 Mansfield Road
Unit 1068
Manchester Hall
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationManchester Hall, 1068