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**pronounced: moe-see ah-day-sin-ah ee-fa-tune-gee.



Mosi Adesina Ifatunji** is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow at the Carolina Population Center at UNC Chapel Hill. He studies, the 'black ethnic comparative’ or various comparisons between African Americans and black immigrants. The utility of this comparative is that it provides for a quasi-experimental design where ‘racial phenotype’ (i.e., skin color, hair texture and bone structure) is held constant across different population groups, thus allowing for a examination of the degree to which various within group attributes (e.g., human capital and cultural attributes) are responsible for both black ethnic disparities and social inequality more generally. This comparative also allows him to advance theory on ‘racialization.’ Recently, some have argued that the process of racialization includes non-physical features. Since the comparative holds racial phenotype constant across different populations, his research consolidates and tests the viability of this thinking by considering the degree to which the process of racialization is different across black ethnic groups.


"Race is not rocket science. It is harder than rocket science."

- Christopher Edley, 2001
National Science Foundation

Mosi Ifatunji. Assistant Professor. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill .
Department of Sociology and Carolina Population Center.
Telephone (919) 843-6466. Email:ifatunji@unc.edu.
For the latest on race, ethnicity, migration and politics follow: @ifatunji .