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Pinar Batur Professor and Chair of Sociology

Pinar Batur earned her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. Her books include Global Color Line, edited with Joe Feagin (1999) and White Racism, co-authored with Joe Feagin and Hernan Vera (2001). Her research interests include global racism and anti-racist movements.

  • BA, University of Missouri, Kansas City; MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
  • At Vassar since 1992


Research and Academic Interests

  • Global Racism
  • Anti-Racist Movements


  • ENST 201. Class Without Walls in Nature
  • ENST/INTL/SOCI 261. "The Nuclear Cage": Environmental Theory and Nuclear Power
  • SOCI 180. The House is on Fire!: Climate Change, Society and Environment


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