Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University-Camden
Topics of Expertise:
African American Families / Biracial/ Multicultural Children and Interracial/ Multicultural Families / Immigrant, Mixed Status & Transnational Families / Race, Ethnicity & Culture / Singles & Dating
Chinyere K. Osuji is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University-Camden. She is the author of Boundaries of Love: Interracial Marriage and the Meaning of Race (2019) with NYU Press which examines how race operates across in Brazil and the United States. Through examining over 100 interviews with Black-White couples, Boundaries of Love compares how they draw on national ideologies, gender, and other social categories to give meaning to race and race-mixing. It is one of the first qualitative studies to compare how Americans and Brazilians, both black and white, negotiate ethnoracial boundaries. Her research has won awards from the Population Association of America and the American Sociological Association Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities. She is currently researching ethnoracial boundaries in the nursing profession from a critical and intersectional perspective.