JeffriAnne Wilder

Associate Professor

Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in issues of race, gender, and 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.


Ph.D.  Sociology

University of Florida



M.A. Sociology

Cleveland State University



B.A. Communication

Allegheny College



Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at the University of North Florida. 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. Her areas of research interest include race and ethnic relations, minorities in higher education, women of color in the U.S., qualitative methodology, and the sociology of teaching and learning.


As a public scholar, Dr. Wilder has been featured in a host of local, national, and international media outlets including First Coast News, the Florida Times-Union, Black Enterprise, The Grio, National Public Radio, HuffPost Live, the Takeaway, Nightline, 20/20, and the New York Times.


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

WilderContact Information

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(904) 620-3853