Emmanuel Cannady




Gender and Family, Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements, Stratification and Inequality


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 participates in a chapter of the Black Lives Matter Global Network to investigate how activists' knowledge affects social movement organizational sustainability.  


Title: "Black Lives Matter University: How Activist Knowledge Affects Organizational Sustainability"
Committee: Rory McVeigh, Calvin Zimmerman, Kraig Beyerlein, Erika Summers-Effler, Jennifer Jones (University of Illinois-Chicago)