Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
My research interests include the intersections of race, class, and gender; sociology of education; and critical studies of masculinity and whiteness. My articles appear in journals such as Social Problems, Symbolic Interaction, Youth & Society, Sociology of Education, Gender & Society, and American Sociological Review. My books include An Unexpected Minority: White Kids in an Urban School (Rutgers University Press 2006), Learning the Hard Way: Masculinity, Place, and the Gender Gap in Education (Rutgers University Press 2012), and Unmasking Masculinity (with Freeden Blume Oeur, Sage 2018).
Edward W. Morris. 2012. Learning the Hard Way: Masculinity, Place, and the Gender Gap in Education. Rutgers University Press..
Edward W. Morris. 2006. An Unexpected Minority: White Kids in an Urban School. Rutgers University Press.
Edward W. Morris and Brea L. Perry. 2017. "Girls Behaving Badly? Race, Gender, and Subjective Evaluation in the Discipline of African American Girls. Sociology of Education 90: 127-148.
Edward W. Morris and Brea L. Perry. 2016. "The Punishment Gap: School Suspension and Racial Disparities in Achievement." Social Problems 63: 68-86.
Brea L. Perry and Edward W. Morris. 2014. "Suspending Progress: Collateral Consequences of Exclusionary Punishment in Public Schools." American Sociological Review 79: 1067-1087.
Edward W. Morris. 2012. “Repelling the ‘Rutter’: Social Differentiation among Rural Teenagers.” Forthcoming, Symbolic Interaction
Edward W. Morris. 2011. “Bridging the Gap: ‘Doing Gender,’ ‘Hegemonic Masculinity,’ and the Educational Troubles of Boys.” Sociology Compass 5: 92–103.
Edward W. Morris. 2010. “‘Snitches End up in Ditches’ and Other Cautionary Tales.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 26: 245-272.
Edward W. Morris. 2008. “‘Rednecks,’ ‘Rutters’, and ‘Rithmetic: Social Class, Masculinity, and Schooling in a Rural Context.” Gender & Society 22: 728-751.
Currently I'm working on a funded project centering on blindness, identity, and coping. I am interviewing people with retinitis pigmentosa, a gradual form of blindess, to understand identity work and adaptation to major physical and social change.