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Amber Crowell, Assistant Professor

Office location: SS 218
Office Phone: 278-2275

Class Schedule Spring 2019

Class Time Days Location
SOC 151 10:45-12:25pm T Th SS 203
SOC 151 5:10-6:50 pm T Th SS 203
SOC 175 2-3:40 pm M W SS 202
SOC 170T 2-2:50pm M SS 202

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Personal Biography

Dr. Amber Crowell completed her PhD in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 2014, where her dissertation “Latino Residential Segregation in the United States: Applying New Methods to Gain New Understandings,” used new methods and restricted-use census data to analyze the sociologically meaningful link between individual locational attainments and overall residential segregation patterns for Latina/os in major metropolitan areas, assessing the roles of race and resources in determining residential inequality.  Before completing the doctoral program at Texas A&M University, she earned her M.S. in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 2010 and her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Mathematics from Texas A&M University – Commerce in 2008. 

She and her spouse are native Texans from the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, where the majority of her immediate and extended family continue to reside since the settlement of her grandparents in the region from Mexico.  They have two cats and are dedicated supporters of the football clubs FC Dallas and Everton FC.  Dr. Crowell’s other personal interests include books of many genres, cooking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Areas of Specialty

Her research and teaching interests include social inequality, demography, quantitative methodology and Latina/o sociology with a particular research focus on residential segregation and inequality.  She is currently working on a forthcoming co-authored book under a contract with Springer that focuses on substantive trends and patterns in racial and ethnic segregation in the United States using new methods of measurement and analysis.  She has also conducted research on Latina/os in rural areas as part of the “new destination” demographic phenomenon that is characterized by Latina/os migrating to predominately rural areas in the Midwestern and Southern United States over the past two decades. 

She enjoys being a part of undergraduate research and has previously been involved with the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates program while at Texas A&M University, a summer institute with the goal of training predominately first-generation undergraduate students in academic research and encouraging them to pursue graduate school and an academic career.  She first participated in this program as a first-generation undergraduate herself and later as a mentor after completing her doctorate.