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Whitney Laster Pirtle

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Merced

Sociologist with interests in race, identity, and health. My work has been published in academic journals such as Sociological Perspectives, Social Currents and SSM - Public Health, and I have also contributed to media sites such as Huffington Post, and The Feminist Wire.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Sociology , University of California, Merced


  • 2014 
    Vanderbilt University , Sociology