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Assistant Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University

Ted Thornhill received his PhD in sociology from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. He has taught at St. Olaf College, Earlham College, and Florida Gulf Coast University.

Thornhill teaches courses on the sociology of African Americans, social class inequality, white racism, racism and law enforcement, and introduction to sociology. He has also taught several theory and research methods courses. His research and writing examines how color-blind ideology and institutional policies and practices promote racial inequality, particularly in K–12 and higher education, the labor market, and the criminal “justice” system.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida Gulf Coast University