Assistant Professor at Rutgers University at Camden
Chinyere Osuji examines how families negotiate race in their everyday lives. She employs a comparative perspective examining racialization in families across societies. She is currently writing a book comparing interracial couples in Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro to understand the role of multiracial families in creating a more racially just society.
In her new project, Osuji is examining family formation among second generation Nigerian immigrants. She is predominantly interested in how male and female children of black immigrants negotiate the “marriage squeeze” for black women.