Emmanuel Cannady

Emmanuel Cannady is a 6th-Year PhD candidate 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’s research deals broadly with race and ethnicity, trauma, racialization, family, social movements, and the sociology of knowledge. His main research agenda interrogates the racialized meanings of interpersonal interactions across different contexts, including social movement organizations, bystander intervention, friendships, and partner selection to reveal the complex reality of race in the 21st century. For his dissertation, Emmanuel participated in the Black Lives Matter-South Bend organization to investigate how activists’ knowledge affects social movement organizational sustainability.  In Fall 2022, he will begin an Assistant Professor position at Bucknell University in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.