Loyola University Chicago

Latin American & Latino Studies Program

Faculty Directory

Dr. David Embrick

Title/s: Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Race and Ethnic Relations, Racial Attitudes, Stratification/Diversity in the workplace, Social Inequalities

Office #: Coffey Hall 434

Phone: 773.508.3424

E-mail: dembric@luc.edu


Dr. Embrick’s publications have centered largely on the issue of the impact of contemporary forms of racism on people of color. While most of his research is specific to inequalities in the business world, he has published on race and education, the impact of schools-welfare-and prisons on people of color, and issues of sex discrimination. He is currently finishing three book projects due to come out between 2012 and 2014: an International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity (with Rogelio Saenz and Nestor Rodriguez); a sole-author monograph of his work on diversity in corporate America titled, The Making of an Illusion: Diversity Ideology and White Male Bonding in the Post-Racial Era, and a textbook project with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva titled, Can We All Just Get Along? The Problems of White Supremacy in the Modern World. 

Dr. Embrick is a former American Sociological Association Minority Fellow. He is the past-chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Race and Ethnic Minorities and currently t he secretary/treasurer of the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Latino/as Section. He is also the current Chair of the Society for the Study of Social Problem’s Racial/Ethnic Minorities Division, as well as the Vice-President of Publications for the Association of Humanist Sociology and the Vice-President of the Southwestern Sociological Association. He has published in a number of journals including Sociological Forum, The Journal of Symbolic Interaction, Race and Society, Sex Roles, Critical Sociology and the Journal of Intergroup Relations and is the author of three books, Globalization and America: Race, Human Rights & Inequality, Utopic Dreams and Apocalyptic Fantasies: Critical Approaches to Researching Video Game Play, and Critical Social Policy and Video Game Play: Social Exclusion, Power & Liberating Fantasy.


Ph.D., Sociology,
Texas A&M University, 2006
M.A. , Sociology,
Texas A&M University, 2002
B.A., Sociology
Texas A&M University, 1999

Professional & Community Affiliations

Secretary/Treasurer, ASA Sociology of Latino/a Section Chair, SSSP Racial/Ethnic Minorities Division, 2012-14
President-Elect, Southwestern Sociological Association, 2013-15
Vice-President of Publications, Association for Humanist Sociology