CURRICULUM VITA(E)

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EDUCATION

The University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Sociology (2017)

Doctoral Portfolios: African and African Diaspora Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies

The University of Houston, M.A., Sociology (2011)

Duke University, B.A., Sociology [with distinction] (2009)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Race & Ethnicity; Family and Romantic Relationships; Identities; Culture; Intersectionality; Qualitative Methodology

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Buggs, Shantel G. 2017. Dating in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter: Mixed-Race Women’s Discourses of Race and Racism.” Sociology of Race & Ethnicity.

Buggs, Shantel G. 2016. “‘Your momma is day-glow white’: questioning the politics of racial identity, loyalty, and obligation.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Buggs, Shantel G. and Ryessia D. Jones. “Disciplining Olivia Pope: Family, Gender, and the Power of Whiteness.” Chapter to be published in Gladiators in Suits: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Representation in Scandal, edited by Kimberly Moffitt, Simone Puff, and Ron Jackson. Syracuse University Press.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE

Jessie Daniels, Apryl Williams, and Shantel G. Buggs (eds). Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology (CITAMS) Special Issue, Information, Communication & Society.

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW 

Buggs, Shantel G. “Does (Mixed-)Race Matter?: The Role of Race in Sex, Dating, and Marriage.” Submitted to Sociology Compass.

Buggs, Shantel G. “Giving Up The Cookies: Respectability, the Trauma of Miscegenation and Reclaiming the Tragic Mulatta.” Revise and Resubmit at The Journal of Popular Culture.

Buggs, Shantel G., Regina Hamilton, and Candice C. Robinson (equal authorship). “#CarefreeBlackGirls?: Creating On-line Community as Means of Survival.” Chapter under revision to be published in Deliberate: The Experiences of Women of Colo(u)r Graduate Students, edited by Nehal El-Hadi.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Buggs, Shantel G. “Show Me How You Swipe: Platform Elicitation as Method.” In preparation for Qualitative Sociology.

Buggs, Shantel G. “‘I consider it to be acting white’: Professionalism as a Narrative of Mixed-Race Social Navigation.” In preparation.

Buggs, Shantel G. “The Notion of the Responsible Pet Owner: Race, Class, and Rule-Breaking in a Public Dog Park.” In preparation.

OP-EDS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Buggs, Shantel G. February 24, 2016. “Dating in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter.” Racism Review.

Buggs, Shantel G. 2016. “(Mixed-)Race, Racism, and Dating in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter.” Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Newsletter (American Sociological Association), 1(4); 7-8.

Buggs, Shantel G. 2015. “Experiential Knowledge in the Writing Center: From a Black Feminist Perspective.” South Central Writing Center Association (SCWCA) Newsletter, Issue 1; 23-26.

Buggs, Shantel G. November 7, 2015. “Modern Romance and the Glaring Absence of Race.” Racism Review.

Buggs, Shantel G. May 20, 2015. “The Problem with ALL Lives Matter.” Racism Review.

Buggs, Shantel G. June 9, 2014. “On Cowards, Think Pieces, and #HashtagActivism.” UTAustinSOC: Graduate Sociology Blog.

PRESENTATIONS

“Dating in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter: Exploring Mixed-Race Women’s Discourses of Race and Racism.” Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference. University of Southern California. (2017).

“Exploring Mixed-Race Women’s Discourses of Race and Racism.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (Seattle, 2016).

“Disciplining Olivia Pope: Family, Gender, and the Power of Whiteness.” Southern States Communication Association Annual Meeting (Austin, 2016).

“Disciplining Olivia Pope: Family, Gender, and the Power of Whiteness.” Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Annual Conference. The University of Texas at Austin (2016).

“‘Your Momma is Day-Glow White’: Questioning the Politics of Racial Identity, Loyalty, and Obligation.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (Chicago, 2015).

“Digitizing Mixed Race: Analyzing Portrayals of Mixedness in On-line Dating Profiles.” Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Annual Conference. The University of Texas at Austin (2015).

“Shifting Pedagogies: Integrating Tutor Approaches into Teaching and Mentoring Practices.” South Central Writing Centers Association Annual Meeting. The University of Texas at Austin (2015).

“Digitizing Mixed Race: Analyzing Portrayals of Mixedness in On-line Dating Profiles.” Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference. DePaul University (2014).

“Black, White, and Shades of Grey: Mixed-Race Social Coping Responses to Segregation on Campus.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco, 2014).

“‘You and your friends look so exotic’: Locating the Trauma of Miscegenation in Contemporary Mixed Race Fetishism.” Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Annual Conference. The University of Texas at Austin (2014).

“Experiential Knowledge in the Writing Center: From a Black Feminist Perspective.” South Central Writing Centers Association Annual Meeting. Oklahoma State University (2014).

“‘Your Momma is Day-Glow White’: Questioning the Politics of Racial Identity, Loyalty, and Obligation.” Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Student Annual Conference. The University of Texas at Austin (2013).

“Black, White, & Shades of Grey: Mixed Race Social Coping Strategies in Response to Race, Culture, and Class.” Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference. DePaul University (2012).

“Real Love: A Content Analysis of Portrayals of Sexuality and Sexual Behaviors in Popular Hip-Hop/R&B Music, 2005-2011.” Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting (Denver, 2012).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

St. Edward’s University, Office of Student Life (2015-16) 

Graduate Intern – Multicultural and Diversity Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Athletics (2013-15)

Writing Center Tutor + Subject Tutor

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio, Television, & Film (2012)   

Research Assistant

The University of Houston, Department of Athletics (2009-11)

Subject Tutor (Anthropology, English, History, and Sociology)

SERVICE

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

Secretary – Black Graduate Student Association (2016-17)

Editor – UTAustinSOC Graduate Blog (2015-17)

Graduate Student Co-Organizer – Race & Ethnicity Working Group (2014-17)

Gender Working Group/Fem(me)Sem (2013-17)

Race & Ethnicity Working Group (2011-17)

Social Chair – Black Graduate Student Association (2015-16)

Graduate Dean’s Student Advisory Council (2015-16)

Women’s & Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference Planning Committee (2015-16)

Faculty Meeting Graduate Student Representative – Department of Sociology (2014-15)

Women’s & Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference Planning Committee (2014-15)

Mentoring and Tutoring Consultant – Writing Training Project Committee (2014)

Black Studies in the Age of New Media Steering Committee (2011)

AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Graduate Student Representative Elect – Section of Sexualities (2016 – )

Chair – Sociologists’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Caucus (2016- )

Roundtable Presider – Section on Sexualities (2015)

Panel PresiderSection on Sex and Gender (2015)

Session Co-Organizer – Section on Sex and Gender (2015)

Social Events Coordinator – Sociologists’ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Caucus (2014-15)

Roundtable Presider – Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (2014)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association (ASA)

Sections: Body and Embodiment; Culture; Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility; Media, Communication, and Information Technology; Race, Gender, and Class; Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Sex and Gender; Sexualities

American Studies Association (ASA)

Association of Black Sociologists (ABS)

National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES)

National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS)

Southern Sociological Society (SSS)