Erin N. Winkler
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Racial socialization; Racial identity development in African American families and communities; The impact of gender, skin tone, and other demographic factors on racial identity development and responses to racism; The effect of place on shaping conceptualizations and experiences of race and racism.
Effects of racism on individuals, communities, and society; Racial identity development and well-being in children and adolescents; African American families; Qualitative research methods in Africology; Sociology of African American communities; Race and place (nationally and internationally).
Africol 100: Black Reality: Survey of African American Society
Africol 193: Freshman Seminar: Race in Popular Culture
Africol 222: Research Methods in Africology
Africol 265: Psychological Effects of Racism
Africol 565: Topics in Africology: Raising Children, “Race-ing” Children
Africol 700: Theories and Methods in Qualitative Research in Africology
Africol 845: Race/Ethnicity and the Psychology of Oppression
Africology 880: Seminar on Issues in Africology: Qualitative Interviewing & Grounded Theory
Winkler, Erin N. 2012. Learning Race, Learning Place: Shaping Racial Identities and Ideas in African-American Childhoods, Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. (More Information)
Winkler, Erin N. 2011. "My aunt talks about black people all the time": The significance of extended family networks in the racial socialization of African American adolescents. In Extended Families in Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Osei-Mensah Aborampah and Niara Sudarkasa, 273-295. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press. (pdf, 2mb)
Winkler, Erin N. 2010. "I learn being black from everywhere I go": Color-blindness, travel, and the formation of racial attitudes among African American adolescents. Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Vol 13: Children and Youth Speak for Themselves, 423-453. Emerald Group Publishing. (pdf, 300kb)
Winkler, Erin N. 2009. Children are not colorblind: How young children learn race. PACE: Practical Approaches for Continuing Education 3(3):1-8. HighReach Learning. (pdf, 271kb)
Winkler, Erin N. 2008. "It's like arming them": African American mothers’ views on racial socialization. In The Changing Landscape of Work and Family in the American Middle Class: Reports from the Field, eds. Elizabeth Rudd and Lara Descartes, 211-241. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield). (pdf, 5.5mb)
Winkler, Erin N. 2003. The attack on affirmative action: The "race neutral" excuse. The Black Scholar, Vol. 33, No. 3-4. (pdf, 851kb)
Dr. Erin Winkler spoke with WUWM's Stephanie Lecci about how childlren learn and perceive race and how we consider it as adults. Listen to the interview.