Dr. Neeraj Rajasekar

Neeraj Rajasekar
Professional Title
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Neeraj Rajasekar received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. This fall he is teaching Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis, Sociology of Media, and Political Sociology and the Global Economy. Neeraj’s teaching interests and experience include introduction to sociology, social statistics, media sociology, sociology of race, critical race theory, sociology of immigration, and discourse analysis.

Neeraj studies “diversity” discourse in the USA, and his dissertation includes historical analysis, survey data, and textual data. He has presented at several sociological conferences and his work is currently under review in sociological journals. Neeraj is a member of the American Mosaic Project and other research projects. He is also the Social Media Editor for TheSocietyPages.org. You can read more of his work here.

Neeraj recently published an article, Assessing Local “Diversity”: A Nationally Representative Analysis, in the journal Social Currents. You can find his article here.

Areas of Focus:
  • “Diversity” Policy, Attitudes, and Discourse
  • Racial Inequality and Racial Hierarchy
  • Racial Attitudes and Racial Beliefs
  • Race and Politics in the USA
  • Immigration and Second-Generation Immigrants
  • Diversity and difference in the community and the nation