Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

David G. Embrick

David G. Embrick
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Secretary/Treasurer, ASA Sociology of Latino/a Section
Chair, SSSP Racial/Ethnic Minorities Division, 2012-14
   Southwestern Sociological Association, 2013-15
Vice-President of Publications,
   Association for Humanist Sociology 

Ph.D., Sociology,
Texas A&M University, 2006
M.A. , Sociology,
Texas A&M University, 2002
B.A., Sociology
Texas A&M University, 1999

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Personal Bio:
Dr. Embrick’s publications have centered largely on the issue of the impact of contemporary forms of racism on people of color.  While most of his research is specific to inequalities in the business world, he has published on race and education, the impact of schools-welfare-and prisons on people of color, and issues of sex discrimination.  He is currently finishing three book projects due to come out between 2012 and 2014: an International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity (with Rogelio Saenz and Nestor Rodriguez);  a sole-author monograph of his work on diversity in corporate America titled, The Making of an Illusion: Diversity Ideology and White Male Bonding in the Post-Racial Era, and a textbook project with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva titled, Can We All Just Get Along? The Problems of White Supremacy in the Modern World.

Dr. Embrick is a former American Sociological Association Minority Fellow. He is the Racism Cartoon
past-chair of the American  Sociological Association’s Section on   Race and Ethnic Minorities and currently t  he secretary/treasurer of the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Latino/as Section. He is also the current Chair of the
Society for the Study of Social Problem’s Racial/Ethnic Minorities Division, as well as the Vice-President of Publications for the Association of Humanist Sociology and the Vice-President of the Southwestern Sociological Association. He has published in a number of journals including Sociological Forum, The Journal of Symbolic Interaction, Race and Society, Sex Roles, Critical Sociology and the Journal of Intergroup Relations and is the author of three books, Globalization and America: Race, Human Rights & Inequality, Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies: Critical Approaches to Researching Video Game Play, and Critical Social Policy and Video Game Play: Social Exclusion, Power & Liberating Fantasy.


Recent and select publications:
2012. Embrick, David G., Wright, J. Talmadge, and Andras Lukacs (Editors). Social Exclusion, Power and Video Game Play: New Research in Digital Media and Technology. New York, NY: Lexington Books (Division
of Roman & Littlefield).

2011. Peck, B. Mitchell, Paul R. Ketchum, and David G. Embrick. “Racism and Sexism in the Gaming World: Reinforcing or Changing Stereotypes in Computer Games?” Journal of Media and Communication Studies,
Vol. 3 (6): 212-220.

Embrick, David G. “Diversity Ideology in the Business World: A New Oppression for a New Age.” Critical Sociology 37 (5): 541-556.

2010. Embrick, David G., and Mitchell F. Rice. “Understanding Diversity Ideology in the United States: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.” In Diversity and Public Administration: Theory, Issues, and Perspectives (2nd ed.), edited by Mitchell F. Rice.  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

2010. Wright, J. Talmadge, David G. Embrick, and Andras Lukacs (Editors). Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies: Critical Approaches to Researching Video Game Play. New York, NY: Lexington Books (Division of Roman & Littlefield).

2008. Hattery, Angela (Wake Forest University), David G. Embrick (Loyola University-Chicago), and Earl Smith (Wake Forest University), editors. Globalization and America: Race, Human Rights & Inequality. Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Embrick, David G., Carol S. Walther, and Corrine M. Wickens. “Collective Practices of White Male Solidarity: Attitudes towards Gay Men and Lesbians.” Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 56 (11-12): 757-766.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, and David G. Embrick. “‘Every Place Has a Ghetto…’: The Significance of Whites’ Social and Residential Segregation.” Journal of Symbolic Interaction 30 (3): 323-346.

2006. Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, Carla Goar, and David G. Embrick. “When Whites Flock Together: White Habitus and the Social Psychology of Whites’ Social and Residential Segregation from Blacks.” Critical Sociology 32
(2-3): 229-254.

2005. Embrick, David G. “Race-Talk within the Workplace: Exploring Ingroup/Outgroup and Public/Private Dimensions.” The Journal of Intergroup Relations Vol. XXXII (1): 3-18.

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, Amanda E. Lewis, and David G. Embrick. “‘I did not get that job because of a Black man…’: The Storylines and Personal Stories of Color Blind Racism.” Sociological Forum 19 (4): 555-581.

2004. Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, David G. Embrick, Paul R. Ketchum, and Rogelio Saenz. “Where is the Love?: Why Whites Have Limited Interaction With Blacks.” The Journal of Intergroup Relations Vol. XXXI (1): 24-38.

2003. Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo, Tyrone Forman, Amanda Lewis, and David G. Embrick. “‘It wasn’t me!’:  How will Race and Racism Work in 21st Century America?” Research in Political Sociology Vol. 12, 111-134.

2001. Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo and David G. Embrick. “Are Blacks Color Blind Too?:  An Interview-Based Analysis of Black Detroiters’ Racial Views” Race and Society Vol. 4, 47-67.