(Sociology, June 2001)
Thesis Title: A Darker Shade of Pale: The Influence of Local Context and Racial Identity on White Racial Attitudes
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Christopher Winship, Lawrence D. Bobo, Katherine Newman
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monica McDermott's research focuses upon the ways in which race and class interact in the contemporary United States. She uses a variety of methodologies to analyze race/class interactions, ranging from participant observation to statistical analyses of secondary survey data and census data.