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Dr. Hordge-Freeman joined the Sociology department in August 2012. Her primary research focuses on racial socialization and the reproduction of inequality in African-descended communities in the Americas, particularly Brazil. Her other areas of interest include social psychology, family, gender, and emotions. She has received several fellowships to support her research from organizations including the American Sociological Association, National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Education, and the Ford Foundation. Her work has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family and will soon appear in the Journal of Ethnic & Racial Studies. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation entitled, “Home is Where the Hurt Is: Racial Socialization, Stigma, and Well-Being in Afro-Brazilian Families,” which explores how racial socialization in families serves to both reproduce and resist racial hierarchies. With a joint appointment in Sociology and the Institute for the Study of Latin America & the Caribbean, Elizabeth teaches courses in race & ethnicity, family, and the African Diaspora in Latin America (Brazil).
Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is an Assistant Professor of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at The University of South Florida, Tampa. She received her B.A in Biological Sciences and Spanish from Cornell University (2001), and completed her M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University in 2012. She is also Director of the USF in Brazil Program and organized the inaugural USF in Brazil program in Salvador in summer 2013. She lived in Brazil for over a year conducting research and is currently working on a book based on her research entitled, "Home is Where the Hurt Is: Racial Stigma and Socialization in Afro-Brazilian Families." Her research interests include race & ethnicity, social psychology, gender, beauty/aesthetics, and socialization.
She teaches courses on family, race & ethnicity, race and gender in Latin America, and Afro-Latin America.