His research interests include racism and antiracism; critical race theory; racial socialization; African American history and culture; social class inequality; crime and social control; and American Evangelicalism and New/Alternative Religions.
Ted Thornhill joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in fall 2011 after teaching at American International College in Springfield, MA and the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. A native of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Ted earned his B.A. in sociology and ethnic studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. He holds an M.S. in applied social research from Florida State University and completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. His dissertation focused on the role of family and education on black college students’ racial ideologies. Ted lives in Northfield with his wife and daughter.
St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
Monday and Wednesday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
and by appointment
SOAN 119: Crime and Inequality
SOAN 121: Introduction to Sociology
SOAN 264: Race and Class in American Culture
SOAN 268: Class, Status, and Power