Yale Sociology Welcomes Professor Orly Clergé to our Faculty!

Department News
February 1, 2021

We are excited to announce that Dr. Orly Clergé will join our department in July 2022 as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Yale University. 

Professor Clergé’s research focuses on race, migration, cities, inequality, and identity. Orly is the author of The New Noir: Race, Identity & Diaspora in Black Suburbia (University of California Press, 2019; winner of the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the ASA Culture Section, and SSSP C. Wright Mills Book Award finalist), which is a comprehensive exploration of the making of Black diasporic suburbs. She has also co-edited Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2017). She is originally from Brooklyn, New York. 

Orly writes, “I am excited about working closely with Yale faculty, students and staff during this next phase of my academic journey.” 

Welcome, Orly!