Dr Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty of the Newark College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University - Newark, USA.
Topic C: Sex and gender knowledge, improving people’s lives
Dr Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield is Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty of the Newark College of Arts & Sciences and Associate Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University - Newark. She received her BA in Sociology from Yale University and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Her scholarly interests are immigration, race and ethnic relations, sex and gender, identity development and culture, and urban education within the Afro-Caribbean diaspora.
Dr Butterfield’s research specifically explores how race, ethnicity, class, and gender impact Afro-Caribbean immigrants and their children within the metropolitan contexts of New York/New Jersey and London. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and edited volumes that include the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy and the Research in Urban Sociology Series. She has served in numerous academic and administrative capacities which include: a Visiting Academic Fellow in Nuffield College at Oxford University, Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Chancellor, Acting Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Associate Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, an American Council on Education Fellow at New York University, and former Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.