Associate Professor of Sociology
At my core, I am a race scholar. My work brings a racial lens and a broad methodological toolkit to bear on enduring questions in sociology's health and urban subfields. The increased immigration of people of color to the United States over the past half-century demands a rethinking of longstanding sociological theories and conventional wisdom regarding racial integration and immigrant assimilation. My research raises important questions about the consequences of this demographic transition, offers novel theoretical frameworks for addressing these questions, and provides new empirical evidence about racial disparities and inequality in the United States.
- Ph.D., University of Washington
- M.A., University of Washington
- B.S. The Evergreen State College
Walton, Emily. 2021. “A Culture of Whiteness: How Integration Failed in Cities, Suburbs, and Small Towns.” Sociology Compass. 15(11).
Walton, Emily. 2021. “Habits of Whiteness: How Racial Domination Persists in Multiethnic Neighborhoods.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 7(1):71-85.
Walton, Emily. December 16, 2019. Trump and Stephen Miller capitalize on white America's fear its racial identity is losing value. NBC Think.
Walton, Emily. November 4, 2019. What’s It Like to Be a Person Of Color in Rural New England? Basically Invisible. WBUR Cognoscenti.
Walton, Emily. September 23, 2019. All college students should take a mandatory course on black history and white privilege. USA Today.
Walton, Emily. June 7, 2019. Dear White People: Moving to a Diverse Neighborhood Isn't Enough. WBUR Cognoscenti.
Interview. April 11, 2021. As New Hampshire diversifies, who gets to belong?
Walton, Emily. 2018. “A Guest in Someone’s House? Asian Americans in Small Town America.” Contexts. 7: 18-23.