Sophia Lindner

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B.A. Sociology and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: 
Social Stratification & Mobility; Race and Ethnic Relations; Historical Sociology; Culture

Sophia Lindner is a doctoral student in the Sociology and African American Studies departments, and a Dean’s Emerging Scholar at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale. Her research focuses on relationships between race, cultural narrative, and national belonging, with attention to African diasporic populations and their navigation of these relationships. Her B.A. thesis examined racial stratification in Cuba’s private tourism economy and experiences of Black homestay hosts in Havana. She is currently working on a project assessing the cultural approach to economic sociology from a critical race perspective. She is particularly interested in the ways racial dynamics shape dominant narratives in spaces considered culturally or nationally “collective,” and the ways those narratives are resisted.