Sabrina Pendergrass is Assistant Professor of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Carter G. Woodson Institute. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University, and she obtained her A.B. in Sociology with a Certificate in African American Studies from Princeton University. Sabrina's research interests include race, inequality, internal migration, cultural sociology, and regionalism. She has current or forthcoming publications in Poetics and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on racial boundaries and black migration.
Sabrina is working on a book manuscript, Making Moves: Race, Class, and the Black Reverse Migration. The book will present the first in-depth analysis of non-southern-born black migrants to the urban South. It also examines the comparative experiences of black reverse migration, especially between middle- and working-class blacks. Work from this project has received awards from the Association of Black Sociologists and the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
Pendergrass, Sabrina. Forthcoming. “Routing Black Migration to the Urban US South: Social Class and Sources
of Social Capital in the Destination Selection Process.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Pachucki, Mark, Sabrina Pendergrass, and Michèle Lamont. 2007. “Boundary Processes: Recent
Theoretical Developments and New Contributions.” Poetics. 35: 331-351.
Lamont, Michèle, Sabrina Pendergrass, and Mark Pachucki. Forthcoming. “Symbolic Boundaries.” International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition.
Pendergrass, Sabrina. 2008. “Migration of African Americans” Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Ed. Richard Schaefer. Sage Publications.
Pendergrass, Sabrina. 2008. “Claude M. Steele” African American National Biography. Eds. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. Oxford University Press.
SOC 2442 - Systems of Inequality
SOC 4100 - African-American Communities