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Faculty and Staff Profile

Mary Barr


Office: Brackett Hall, Room 130A
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. African American Studies and Sociology
Yale University 2008

MA African American Studies and Sociology
Yale University 2003

BA Sociology
UCLA 1998

 Courses Taught

At Clemson: Introduction to Sociology


June 2014--Mary Barr quoted in The Greenville News:

 Research Interests

The civil rights movement, educational inequalities, community studies, qualitative methodologies (historical and ethnographic), race and ethnicity, and African American studies.

 Research Publications

April 2014-- Review of "Hungry for Health: A Journey Through Cleveland's Food Desert," The Sociological Cinema, an online teaching resource (see link below).

November 2014--“Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston” The University of Chicago Press. Chicago. To preorder see link below.

October 2013--“Temporary Visitor: Reevaluating my Undergraduate Service Learning Experience Tutoring at a California Juvenile Probation Camp” The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology 5(2) (Refereed). To access a pdf copy see link below.


Friends Disappear
Temporary Visitor
Hungry for Health