Associate Professor of Sociology
Faculty Director, Society of Fellows
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. Forthcoming 2022. "Drawing Social and Cultural Citizenship Boundaries to Exclude in Rural New England." Race and Racism in Rural America, in the Rural Sociological Society Series.
Walton, Emily. 2023. Walton, Emily. 2023. "Misrecognition and Well-being in Culturally White Northern New England." Rural Sociology. 88(3): 895-927 https://doi.org/10.1111/ruso.12505
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.