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Kimberly DaCosta

Associate Professor
kad9@nyu.edu
(212) 992-9818
1 Wash Pl, Room 502

B.A., Sociology, Harvard University, 1989
M.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

Kim DaCosta is a sociologist interested in racial inequality and, in particular, the contemporary production of racial boundaries. Her book, Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line (Stanford University Press, 2007), explores the cultural and social underpinnings of the movement to create multiracial collective identity in the United States. She is currently writing on how interracial extended kin relationships speak to questions of interracial empathy, care and politics. She teaches courses on race in different societies, social mobility, consumerism, and the commercialization of intimate life. DaCosta served as Associate Dean of Students at NYU's Gallatin School for seven years and has been involved in NYU’s Prison Education Program since its inception in 2013, most recently as its Faculty Director. She is an Associate Faculty member in the NYU Department of Sociology.

Books

2007

Kimberly DaCosta's "Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line"

Kimberly DaCosta's Making Multiracials: State, Family, and Market in the Redrawing of the Color Line was published by Stanford University Press.

Teaching and Research Interests

concepts of race in different societies, consumption in comparative perspective, interracial intimacy, sociology of the family  

Kimberly DaCosta