College of Business and Behavioral Science


Mary Barr


Office: Brackett Hall, Room 130A

 Educational Background

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

BA Sociology
UCLA 1998

 Courses Taught

Introduction to Sociology


June 2014--Mary Barr quoted in The Greenville News, June 2013--Mary Barr Named Fellow at Harvards DuBois Institute-Yale graduate Dr. Mary Barr, Lecturer at Clemson University, has been named a Summer Institute Fellow on African-American Struggles for Freedom and Civil Rights at Harvard University’s Du Bois Institute. - See more at:

 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).

October 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