Corey Fields is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Corey's main interests are race, identity, and culture. Within those areas, his research is driven by an interest in the role of identity – at both the individual and collective level – in structuring social life across a range of contexts. His current research project, “Black Elephants in the Living Room: Race and the Unexpected Politics of African-American Republicans,” uses the experiences of African-American Republicans to explore the dynamic relationship between race and political behavior in contemporary U.S. politics. He uses a range of methods to analyze the role of identity in social life, including ethnography, interviews, and secondary analysis of survey data.
Identity, Race, Culture, Politics, Social Psychology
Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
Recent Papers and Book Chapters:
Fields, Corey D. (2009). “Multicultural Conservatives.” in Culture Wars: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Voices, and Viewpoints. Edited by Roger Chapman. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe Inc.
- Fine, Gary Alan and Corey D. Fields. 2008. “Culture and Microsociology: The Anthill and the Veldt.” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 619(1): 130-148.
- DeSoucey, Michaela, Jo-Ellen Pozner, Corey D. Fields, Kerry Dobransky, and Gary Alan Fine. 2008 “Memory and Sacrifice: An Embodied Theory of Martyrdom.” Cultural Sociology 2(1): 99-121.
- Fields, Corey D. 2007. “Sociometry, 1937.” Social Psychology Quarterly 70(4): 326-329.
- Anderson, Elisabeth, Michaela DeSoucey, Corey D. Fields, and Chris Yenky, eds. 2006. Economic Sociology: Syllabi & Instructional Materials, 3rd Edition. American Sociological Association.