Olivia Perlow
Chair, Associate Professor
African and African American Studies
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4773
Courses Taught
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 245: WIP: Social Inequalities
SOC 316: Race and Ethnicity
SOC 350: Social Structure in Black Communities
Research Interests
I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, and am also core faculty of the African and African American Studies Program at Northeastern Illinois University. I have taught courses such as Race and Ethnicity, Introduction to Sociology, Social Structure in Black Communities, and Policing in Black Communities. My research interests include the impact of globalization on the feminization of poverty on a global scale, policing and social control in black communities, the socio-historical analysis of white privilege in America, and American identity among African-Americas. I have experience in survey and evaluation research projects, with both qualitative and quantitative foci. I have received teaching fellowships from both Northwestern University and Texas State University. I was also the recipient of the Hines Small Research Grant in Mental Health from the Mental Health Association of the District of Columbia.

Ph.D., Sociology, 2008, Howard University

M.A., Sociology, 2004, Howard University

B.A., Sociology, 2000, Howard University

LWH 2098
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4773
Office Hours
Main Campus