katrina quisumbing king (surname: quisumbing king, pronounced kiss-uhm-bing king)* is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at University of Southern California. In fall 2020, she will join Northwestern University as an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Her research interests center on race and ethnicity, migration and citizenship, state-making, law and society, and theory. She studies racial classification and exclusion from a historical perspective that foregrounds the state’s authority to manage populations. She is particularly interested in the ways state actors conceive of and make decisions around race and citizenship. Her research recenters empire as a key political formation. In the U.S. context, she focuses especially on how the state defines colonized populations and how these people fit into the U.S. racial order.
Professor quisumbing king’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has received awards from the American Sociological Association’s sections on Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Political Sociology, and Comparative Historical Sociology. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2018. During the 2016-2017 academic year, she was a Provost’s Predoctoral Fellow at MIT.
*I do not capitalize my name, but it does not bother me if others do.