|Dr. Joe Feagin|
|Born||San Angelo, Texas, United States|
|Institutions||Texas A&M University
University of Florida
|Alma mater||Harvard University
|Notable awards||Nomination for Pulitzer Prize|
After completing his undergraduate education at Baylor University in 1960, Feagin moved to Boston where he went on to earn his Ph.D. in sociology (social relations) from Harvard University in 1966. Currently, he is the Ella C. McFadden Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. His research and teaching interests concern mainly the development and structure of racial and gender prejudice and discrimination, especially institutional and systemic discrimination and racism.
His books have won numerous national and professional association awards. His book Ghetto Revolts (Macmillan 1973), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the 2006 recipient of a Harvard Alumni (HDS) Association lifetime achievement award and was the 1999–2000 president of the American Sociological Association
He is author of over 190 research articles and 50 plus books on racial, gender, and urban issues. Among his books are:
- Systemic Racism  (Routledge 2006),
- Social Problems: A Power-Conflict Perspective (6th ed., Prentice-Hall, 2006);
- Liberation Sociology, with Hernan Vera (Westview, 2001);
- Racist America(Routledge 2000);
- The First R: How Children Learn Race and Racism, with Debra Van Ausdale (Rowman & Littlefield 2001);
- Racial and Ethnic Relations, with Clairece Booher Feagin (8th ed.; Prentice-Hall 2007);
- The Many Costs of Racism, with Karyn McKinney (Rowman & Littlefield 2003);
- White Men on Race, with Eileen O'Brien (Beacon 2003);
- Black in Blue: African-American Police Officers and Racism, with Kenneth Bolton (Routledge 2004).
- "The White Racial Frame: Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing " (Routledge, 2010.)
- "Yes We Can: White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign." with A. Harvey-Wingfield (Routledge, 2010.)
- "White Party, White Government: Race, Class, and U.S. Politics" (Routledge, 2012)
In 2007 he finished a book titled Two-Faced Racism(with Leslie Houts Picca, Routledge, 2007) dealing with how whites act differently in public and private on racial matters.
Most recently he has published a book about Asian Americans with Rosalind S. Chou titled Myth of the Model Minority: Asian Americans Facing Racism (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).
Recent Public Contributions
In 2007, Feagin along with Jessie Daniels at Hunter College in NYC  launched Racism Review  a website designed to provide a credible and reliable source of information for journalists, students and members of the general public who are seeking solid evidence-based research and analysis of “race,” racism, ethnicity, and immigration issues, especially as they undergird and shape U.S. society within a global setting.
- Graduate Research Professor, University of Florida, 1990–2004
- Professor of Sociology, University of Texas (Austin), 1975–1990
- Scholar-in-Residence, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974–1975
- Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas (Austin), 1970–1974
- American Sociological Association
- Sociologists for Women in Society
- Association of Black Sociologists
- Sociologists without Borders
Awards and honors
- Nomination for Pulitzer Prize (Ghetto Revolts)
- Scholar-in-Residence, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1974–1975.
- Sociological Research Association, 1986–present.
- Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Scholar (Baylor University)
- Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Human Rights Book Award, 1995 (Living with Racism)
- Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Human Rights Book Award, 1996 (White Racism: The Basics)
- American Sociological Association, Oliver C. Cox Book Award, 1996 (White Racism: The Basics)
- University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, 1997–1999
- Honorary Life Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1999
- Robert and Helen Lynd Award for Lifetime Contribution to Community and Urban Sociology, 2000
- Special Award, Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, for Racist America and lifetime of work in racial and ethnic relations, 2002
- Choice award for Liberation Sociology as one of best books of 2002
- ASA Section’s Distinguished Undergraduate Student Paper Award named for Joe Feagin (2003)
- University of Illinois Center on Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Symposium on the Research and Contributions of Joe Feagin (April 2004).
- Choice award for White Men on Race as one of the best books of 2003.
- Sociologists without Borders (SSF) Distinguished Professor (2005)
- Harvard Alumni Association (HDS) Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award (2006)
- Sociologists without Borders (SSF), the Richard Wright Award (2006)
- Center for Healing of Racism Ally Award (2006)
- Fellow, Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality (Stanford University), 2006-
- Butler A. Jones lecture, Cleveland State University (2007)
Administrative and editorial positions
- Vice-President, Society for Study of Social Problems, 1986–87
- Chair, ASA Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, 1994–1995
- Member of Council, American Sociological Association, 1995–2000
- Editorial Board, Comparative Urban and Community Research
- Editorial Board, Sage Racial and Ethnic Relations Series
- Editorial Board, Race and Society
- Governing Board, Southern Regional Council, 1997–1998
- President, American Sociological Association, 1999–2000
- Editor, Perspectives on a Multiracial America, Rowman & Littlefield, 2003–present