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Professor Noel Cazenave

Noel A. Cazenave

Professor (Sociology)

(959)200-3859 (Hartford)
(860)486-4190 (Storrs)
Email contact preferred

Office Location

(Hartford) 10 Prospect Street, 5th Floor, Room 512
(Storrs) Manchester Hall, Room 221

Mailing Address

University of Connecticut
10 Prospect Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Office Hours

By appointment

Noel A. Cazenave is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut whose most recent book is Killing African Americans: Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism. Professor Cazenave is also the author of Conceptualizing Racism: Breaking the Chains of Racially Accommodative Language; The Urban Racial State: Managing Race Relations in American Cities; Impossible Democracy: The Unlikely Success of the War on Poverty Community Action Programs; and coauthor of Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card against America’s Poor. His current book project is tentatively entitled The Courage to Be Kind.

His research and teaching interests are in racism, poverty, political sociology, criminal justice, and the sociology of emotions. For developing and teaching his White Racism course, he received a Northeast Magazine Connecticut Bloomer award for contributions to the quality of life of the state.

Professor Cazenave is currently teaching at the Storrs Campus during the fall semester and at the Hartford Campus each spring semester. Courses taught include White Racism, African Americans and Social Protest, Sociological Perspectives on Poverty, the Social Construction of Happiness, and Killing African Americans: Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism.

For more information about Professor Cazenave click on his sociology department webpage link.



Racism studies, poverty, political sociology, urban studies, sociology of emotions