Heather Dalmage

Heather Dalmage
Heather Dalmage
Professor of Sociology
Director of Mansfield Institute
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Heather Dalmage, PhD is a professor of Sociology and Director of the Mansfield Institute at Roosevelt University. Dalmage teaches, researches and writes in the area of race, family, education and juvenile (in)justice.

Dalmage teaches courses on social justice and inequality including: Global Whiteness; Prisons, Pandemics and the Pipeline; Education; Juvenile Justice; and, Race. She has taught several travel-based courses that included travel with Roosevelt University students to South Africa, Ireland, Northern Ireland, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand. Dalmage is the recipient of several teaching awards for engaged pedagogy and has published and presented with students and alum.

Dalmage is a former Fulbright Scholar to the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, at the Centre for Critical Race and Identity. She is past-President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Dalmage serves on the Board of Education for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, serves on several academic journal editorial boards, and through the Illinois State Board of Education, is a surrogate parent advocate for parent-less children with disabilities in the Chicago Public Schools.

She is the author of four books including, Tripping on the Color Line: Black-White Multiracial Families in a Racially Divided World; The Politics of Mutiracialism: Challenging Racial Thinking; Vanishing Eden: White Construction of Memory, Meaning, and Identity in a Racially Changing City; and, Race in an Era of Change: A Reader and numerous articles.

While in college Dalmage was a member of the U.S. World Short Track Speed Skating team and competed in Worlds, the World University Games, and the Can-Am games.

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