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Brittany C. Slatton

Langston Hughes Visiting Professor
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 714


Areas of Specialization

  • Race and Gender Studies

Brittany C. Slatton is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Texas Southern University. She
earned her doctorate from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2009 with a specialization
in critical race and gender studies. Dr. Slatton’s research focuses on the mate selection process,
race talk, institutional racism, and the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality. She has
published several books including: Mythologizing Black Women (Routledge, 2014), Hyper
Sexual Hyper Masculine? Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Identities of Contemporary Black
Men (Ashgate, 2014), and Women and Inequality in the 21st Century (forthcoming with
Routledge). She has also written articles on the contemporary manifestations of racism, such as
“Frontstage and Backstage Racial Performances: The Contributions of Back-stage
Methodological Research," which is forthcoming in the edited book Africana Social
Stratification by James L. Conyers.

Fall 2017 Courses

  • Soc 450 Gender and Society
  • Soc 780 Advanced Topics in Sociology: Racial and Ethnic Relations

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