Joyce M. Bell is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Chicago whose work sits at the intersection of race, social movements and the professions. She is the founding director of the Race & Resistance Research Hub, which brings together researchers and community members to explore race and resistance from an institutional and transnational perspective. She is the author of The Black Power Movement and American Social Work (Columbia University Press, 2014). She has also published research on the role of diversity discourse in institutions. Bell holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Spanish and sociology from the University of St. Thomas. She is an Upward Bound & McNair Scholars alumna and is a past recipient of the National TRiO Achievers Award. She has also been awarded fellowships from Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the National Humanities Center, and the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is the 2016 recipient of the American Sociological Association Section on Racial & Ethnic Minorities Distinguished Early Career Award. Bell is currently working on her second book, Black Power Lawyers: Unique and Unorthodox Methods.
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