Areas of Expertise
Dr. Wilder is a race scholar specializing in issues of racial/cultural diversity. Her primary areas of research include race and ethnic relations—specifically the contemporary experience of black Americans; the intersections of race, class, and gender; and minority experiences in higher education.
University of Florida
Cleveland State University
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues. She is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida. In addition to her studies in sociology, JeffriAnne also completed a concentration in Women's Studies and Gender Research. Dr. Wilder completed her MA in Sociology from Cleveland State University, and a BA from Allegheny College.
Dr. Wilder is very passionate about connecting sociology to the everyday issues occurring within our society. She writes, researches, and lectures on the contemporary experience of black Americans and other racial/ethnic minorities. In the 21st century, there has been a significant shift in the ways in which race, racism, and race-related issues have been articulated and understood, and JeffriAnne believes that it is imperative for scholars who look at minority group experiences to discuss how this "re-positioning" of race impacts minority-majority (and even minority-minority) group relations.
McKnight Junior Faculty Fellow, 2012-2013
Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Research Award, UNF. 2012
Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, UNF. 2011
Jerome Connor Dissertation Award, Department of Sociology, UF. 2007
O. Ruth McQuown Dissertation Scholarship, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, UF. 2007
American Sociological Association
National Women's Studies Association
Association of Black Sociologists
Sociologists for Women in Society