Mara Loveman

Position title: Resident Fellow (2009-2010)

Sociology, UW-Madison

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The Naturalization of Social Divides: Towards a New Sociology Race

Mara Loveman is Associate Professor of Sociology (UW-Madison) and a Resident Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. She is a comparative and historical sociologist whose recent publications include “How Puerto Rico Became White: Boundary Dynamics and Intercensus Racial Reclassification” (American Sociological Review, 2007) and “The Race to Progress: Census-Taking and Nation-Making in Brazil (1870-1920)” (Hispanic American Historical Review, 2009). Her current research examines the political, scientific, and legal construction of racial boundaries in the Americas in comparative and historical perspective.