Emmanuel Cannady

Emmanuel Cannady is a 4th-year PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He is a College of Arts and Letters Dean’s Fellow, a Graduate Student Affiliate of the Klau Center for Human Rights, and a Gender Studies Graduate Minor. Emmanuel is interested in questions that deal broadly with race and ethnicity, racialization, stratification, family, social movements, and the sociology of knowledge. His main research agenda interrogates racialized meanings within interpersonal interactions across different contexts including social movement organizations, bystander scenarios, friendships, and partner selection to reveal the complex reality of race in the 21st century. For his dissertation, Emmanuel participates in a chapter of the Black Lives Matter Movement to investigate how intersecting levels of trauma affect activists’ creation and deployment of different types of knowledge.