DePauw University, 2006, -BA-Sociology
Indiana University, Bloomington (2011) –MA- African American and African Diaspora Studies
Area of Study: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
Research Interests: Caralee’s research looks at Black ethnic diversity in the United States, with a focus on how region and racial/ethnic composition shapes the inter-personal relationships and interactions of African Americans with Afro-Caribbean and African immigrants. Caralee also explores the social factors that shape the formation of racial and ethnic identities for Black immigrants.
AAADS 203- Study Blacks in the New World (Summer 2013)
Jones, Caralee and Christy L. Erving. “‘Structural Constraints and Lived Realities: Understanding the Racial and Ethnic Identities of Caribbean Blacks in the U.S.” (Draft in progress)
Review of Stains on My Name, War in My Veins: Guyana and the Politics of Cultural Struggle by Brackette F. Williams. In Black Diaspora Review 2(1)(2010): 46-47.
Review of Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia by João José Reis. Black Diaspora Review, 2(1) (2010): 40-41.
Moving Beyond the West Indian Success Story: A Review Essay on New Scholarship on West Indians. Review of West Indian Immigrants: A Black Success Story? by Suzanne Model and The West Indian Diaspora: Experiences in the United States and Canada by Alwyn Gilkes. In Black Diaspora Review 1(2) (2010): 32-34.
““Just as Black?”: Understanding the Racial and Ethnic Identities of Afro-Caribbeans in the US” Paper presented at Association Black Sociologist and The Society for the Study of Social Problems in New York City, New York (with Christy Erving), August 2013
“What are you anyway?”: Understanding The Racial and Ethnic Identities of Caribbean Blacks in the U.S” Paper presented at the North Central Sociological Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (with Christy Erving), April 2012.
“Returning ‘Back Home:’ The Interpersonal Relationships among Ghanaians and Relocated African American in Accra, Ghana” Paper presented at National Council of Black Studies in Atlanta, Georgia, March 2012.
“Ethnic Tension or Racial Unity: An Exploration of Interpersonal Relationships Among Africans, African Americans and West Indians” Paper presented at the Glass Symposium in Chicago, Illinois, April 2011
Honors and Awards:
Second Place Winner, Graduate Student Paper Competition, Association of Black Sociologist (Summer 2013)
African American and African Diaspora Studies Medal of Honor for Teaching, Indiana University (Spring 2013)
William H. Wiggins Outstanding Associate Instructor Award, Indiana University (Spring 2012)
Phyllis R. Klotman Outstanding Thesis/Creativity Award, Indiana University (Spring 2011)
William H. Wiggins Outstanding Associate Instructor Award, Indiana University (Spring 2010)
National Council for Black Studies
Association of Black Sociologist
Society for the Study of Social Problems