Crystal Fleming

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies

Stony Brook University

Crystal Fleming is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Stony Brook University. Her research uses qualitative data to explore how people interpret and respond to oppression. I am also broadly interested in mindfulness, contemplative practices and diversity. This work has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the SSRC and the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She has been published in journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Poetics and the Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race as well as numerous edited volumes.

During the '14-'15 academic year, she is on leave as a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement fellow completing her first book on race politics and collective memory in France. This work is based on my dissertation, "Imagining French Atlantic Slavery", which was recognized by the American Political Science Association in 2012 as the best doctoral thesis on contemporary French Politics.