J Sterphone

Graduate Student


Race and ethnicity; International migration; Political sociology; Nation and nationalism; Ethnomethodology and conversation analysis; Comparative and historical methods; German studies


B.A., UC Santa Barbara



J Sterphone is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a former visiting Fulbright Fellow at Universität Bielefeld. Their research explores members of society (re)produce social categories and manage actions that are accountable by virtue of the category memberships of relevant participants. In their dissertation, they examine the development and co-constitution of racial and national categories in Germany. Their work on racial categories and nationalist-populist politics in Germany is forthcoming in Patterns of Prejudice and German Politics & Society. Work on US racial formations and the development of the binary racial order can be found forthcoming in an entry in the Routledge Encylopedia on Race and Racism co-authored with G. Reginald Daniel, as well as in a book co-authored with Rebecca Romo and G. Reginald Daniel that is under contract with University of Nebraska Press.


Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Cultural Analysis, American Race and Racism, Trajectories of Race and Nation in Modern Europe, Classical Sociological Theory