Jamella Gow, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminology

Jamella Gow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Her research explores how Afro-Caribbean migrants and their descendants navigate being both racially Black and immigrant in the U.S. and examines the role that race...

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Sociology (with an emphasis in Black Studies), University of California

M.A. in Sociology,University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. in Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University, Santa Barbara

B.A. English and Sociology, Texas Christian University


Jamella Gow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Her research explores how Afro-Caribbean migrants and their descendants navigate being both racially Black and immigrant in the U.S. and examines the role that race and legal status play on their identities and community-formation. She teaches courses in race and ethnicity, immigration, Black studies, globalization, and culture.