Event Date and Time
1208 LeFrak Hall
Maryland Population Research Center
Assistant Professor Taylor W. Hargrove

About the Presentation

Please Note Location of Seminar is 1208 LeFrak Hall for this session

This study addresses three questions critical to understanding persistent racial inequalities in health: 1) how do multiple dimensions of race (self-identification and socially-assigned skin tone) differentially influence inequalities in cardiometabolic risk and psychological distress among African American and white young adults? 2) To what extent are the health consequences of self-identified race and socially-assigned skin color contingent upon neighborhood racial context in early life? 3) What mechanisms link self-identified race, socially-assigned skin color, racial context, and health? Using data from Add Health, findings suggest the degree of health inequality between African Americans and whites is context-specific, and highlight the competing advantages and disadvantages of living in majority spaces for African Americans of different skin tones. 

About the Speaker

Taylor W. Hargrove is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center. Her research seeks to uncover and explain the development of health disparities across the life course, focusing on the consequences of race, skin color, gender, and social class. She is currently engaged in work that explores linkages among neighborhood contexts, individual-level characteristics, and biological measures of health in early adulthood.

For more information, contact Jennifer Doiron at jdoiron1 [at] umd [dot] edu or 301-405-6403.