Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl

Hephzibah Strmic-Pawl

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Dammann Hall
Tuesdays: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Fridays: 11:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m..and by appointment
(914) 323-5184

About Me

Professor Strmic-Pawl’s teaching and research interests center on race, racism, and social inequality, with a particular focus on multiracialism. Strmic-Pawl's forthcoming book is a comparative analysis of how Asian-Whites' and Black-Whites' multiracial identity and opportunities are differentially shaped by the hegemony of the U.S. racial hierarchy. She teaches Introduction to Sociology and Race and Ethnicity as well as advanced seminars on race and inequality.
In addition to her teaching and research, Professor Strmic-Pawl is actively involved in sociological organizations and initiatives to address social inequality. She is the Pedagogy Editor of the journal, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, she is Chair of the Teaching Social Problems division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, she is Chair of the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities for the Southern Sociological Society, and is on the editorial board of the journal, Humanity and Society.  

Download CV

Current Courses
Introduction to Sociology
Race and Ethnicity
African American Communities
Sociology, Ph.D., University of Virginia
Social Science, M.A., University of Chicago
Economics, B.S. , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Feature Publications


"Race and Ethnic Relations: Constancy in Change."


"More Than a Knapsack: The White Supremacy Flower as a New Model for Teaching Racism."

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 1(1):192-197.


"The Influences Affecting and the Influential Effects of Multiracials: Multiracialism and Stratification."

Sociology Compass. 8(1):63-77.


"Multiracialism and U.S. Racial Boundaries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

In Race, Policy, and Multiracial Americans, edited by K.O. Korgen