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Dr. Arthur Scarritt CV

ARTHUR SCARRITT

arthurscarritt@boisestate.edu

(w) 208-426-3243

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

M.S., Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999

B.A., Latin American Studies, The Evergreen State College, 1993

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
2016-present        Chair, Department of Sociology, Boise State University

2017-present        Professor, Department of Sociology, Boise State University

2013-2017            Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Boise State University

2011-present      Director, Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL)

2007-2013            Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Boise State University

2009-2010            Interim Director, Multi-Ethnic Studies, Boise State University

2006-2007            Visiting Faculty, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa

2006-2007            Adjunct Professor, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City

2005-2006           Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Temple University

2003-2004            Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology, Utah State University

 

AREAS OF INTEREST:

Globalization

Race and Ethnicity

Inequality

Political Sociology

Education

Culture

BOOK:

Arthur Scarritt, Racial Spoils from Native Soils: How Neoliberalism Steals Indigenous Lands in Highland Peru, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015.

Reviewed by Manuel Barajas in Contemporary Sociology, 45(6):784-5, 2016.

Reviewed by Jennifer Chisholm, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39:13, 2016.

Reviewed by Marc Becker and given “Recommended” rating in Choice Magazine, October 2015.

 

ARTICLES:

Arthur Scarritt, “Tripartheid: How Global White Supremacy Triumphed through Neoliberalism,” in Who’s Afraid of Totality? The Trouble with the Trouble with Diversity, Kevin Floyd and Jen Hedler Phillis, co-editors, New York: Fordham University Press, in press.

 

Donna Llewelyn, Patricia Pyke, Sharon Paterson, Eric Landrum, Arthur Scarritt, Jocelyn Cullers, and Don Warner. “Better Together: Connecting with Other Disciplines Builds Students’ Own Skills and Professional Identity,” Proceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. 10.18260/p.26381, 2016.

 

Michael Kreiter and Arthur Scarritt, “‘Boatloads of Money’ in the Great Equalizer: How Diversity Furthers Inequality in the Neoliberal University,” in Challenging the Status Quo: Diversity, Democracy and Equality in the 21st Century, David G. Embrick, Sharon Collins, and Michelle S. Dodson editors, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, in press.

 

Arthur Scarritt, “First the Revolutionary Culture: Innovations in Empowered Citizenship from Evangelical Highland Peru,” Latin American Perspectives, 40(4):101-120, 2013.

 

Arthur Scarritt, “Liderazgo Evangélico y el Espíritu de Comunidad,” in P. del Pino and C. Yezer eds. Formas del recuerdo: Etnografías sobre la violencia política en el Perú, Lima: IEP, 2013.

 

Arthur Scarritt, “State of Discord: the Historic Reproduction of Racism in Highland Peru,” Postcolonial Studies, 15(1):23-44, 2012.

 

Arthur Scarritt, “Broker Fixed: the Racialized Social Structure and the Subjugation of Indigenous Populations in the Andes,” Critical Sociology, 37(2):153-77, 2011.

 

Arthur Scarritt, “Essentializing Authoritarianism: Implementing Neoliberalism in Highland Peru,” The Applied Anthropologist, 30(1-2):27-33, 2010.

 

Arthur Scarritt, “Indigenous Peoples, Latin America,” in Richard T. Schaefer ed. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, Sage Publications, 2008.

 

Arthur Scarritt, “Peru,” in Richard T. Schaefer ed. Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, Sage Publications, 2008.

 

 

Popular Scholarship

Arthur Scarritt, “The Rationality of the Malheur Gunmen: Fighting for the White Future of This Country,” CounterPunch, January 7, 2016, http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/07/the-rationality-of-the-malheur-gunmen-fighting-for-the-white-future-of-this-country/

 

Arthur Scarritt, “Undermining Indigenous Self-determination and Land Access in Highland Peru,” invited article, Beyond Trafficking and Slavery, https://www.opendemocracy.net/author/arthur-scarritt July 2, 2015

 

Republished as: “Enclosing the Indigenous Commons in Highland Peru,” The Ecologist, http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2941164/enclosing_the_indigenous_commons_in_highland_peru.html, July 14, 2015.

 

ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS:

2016       “The Social Life of STEM,” Spencer Foundation Small Grant (applied), with Virginia Husting

2014      “Las Diversas Formas de Recordar los Años de la Violencia,” Inauguration of The Center for Memory, Tolerance, and Social Inclusion (Lugar de Memoria, Tolerancia e Inclusión Social), Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Lima, through Book Launch Panel Discussion of Formas del recuerdo: Etnografías sobre la violencia política en el Perú.

2014       Honored Faculty of Top Ten Scholar, Abe Calderon, Boise State University

2014      “Students of the Great Recession,” Russell Sage Foundation, Program in Inequality research award (applied), with Sergio Romero

2014       “Problem Definition: Nanotechnology & Learning Science as Solutions,” National Science Foundation, Science, Technology, and Society Grant (applied), with Eric Lindquist and Norman Friesen

2013       Stem Station Partnership (with Don Warner, Eric Brown, Liljana Babinkostova, and Marion Scheepers), studying interdisciplinary impact of NSF REUs ($4500)

2013       Faculty Mentor Award, McNair Scholars Program, Boise State University

2013       Honored Faculty of Top Ten Scholar, Makala Knutson, Boise State University

2013      National Science Foundation, REU Site: Summer Research for Chemistry & Biochemistry First Year Undergraduates, with Don Warner and Eric Brown (applied)

2013      National Science Foundation, REU Site: Summer Research for Mathematics Undergraduates, with Liljana Babinkostova and Marion Scheepers (applied)

2012      Selected to Teach Abroad, San Sebastian Spain, University Studies Abroad Consortium

2011      Sociological Initiatives Foundation (applied) with Sergio Romero and Virginia Husting

2011       Legacy Spirit Award, in recognition of inspirational dedication to developing diversity and inclusion, from the Legacy Corps, Boise State University

2011       My student, Christy Richardson won “Best Undergraduate Paper” at the Pacific Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting, for “Transracial Adoption: Promoting Racial Consciousness or Perpetuating Colorblind Racism?”

2011      My student, Evan Sesek won second place in the Research-Based category of the President’s Writing Awards for his paper: “Palestine: Racism and Apartheid in the 21st Century”

2010       HERO Award, Faculty Nominee, Boise State University

2009       University Research Assistant Award, Provost’s Office, Boise State University ($3000)

2009       Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (applied)

2009                      SSPA Research Grant, Boise State University ($5000)

2008       Library Collection Development Grant, Globalization, Boise State University ($3000 with Rick Stoddart)

2008                       Service-Learning Planning Grant, Boise State University ($300)

2004                       Conference Grant, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison ($400)

2003                       Travel Grant, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison ($500)

2003                       Dissertation Grant, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison ($3,460)

2003                       Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, finalist

2002                       Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School ($500)

2001                       MacArthur Global Studies Grant ($1,200)

1999-2000            Fulbright-IIE Research Fellowship ($16,750)

1998-1999            MacArthur Global Studies Scholarship, ($15,000)

1997-1998            Title IV FLAS Fellowship, Quichua (Ecuadorian dialect) ($10,000)

1997                       Tinker/Nave Summer Research Grant, Peru ($1,696)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2007-Present        Classes taught at Boise State University:

Senior Seminar (Research Course)

Qualitative Methods (Research Course)

Sociology of Work

Classical Social Theory

Social Change (Research Course)

Inequality (Research Course)

Special Topics: Students of the Great Recession (Research Course)

Introduction to Sociology (Honors Program)

Social Problems (Large lecture, and Honors)

Introduction to Multiethnic Studies (Service Learning, Large Lecture, and Honors)

Sociology of African Americans

Racial and Cultural Minorities: Global Apartheid

2007       Social Problems, Kirkwood Community College

2006       Introduction to Sociology, Kirkwood Community College

2006       Graduate Seminar on Inequality, Temple University

Comparative Societal Development (Globalization), Temple University

Introduction to Sociology (two sections), Temple University

2005       Sociology of Race and Racism, Temple University

Men and Women in American Society (two sections), Temple University

Introduction to Sociology, Temple University

2004      Lecturer, Social Problems, Distance Education, Utah State University. Sole responsibility for syllabus, lectures, and tests

2003      Lecturer, two sections of Social Problems, Utah State University. Sole responsibility for syllabus, lectures, and grading

2000-2002            Teaching Assistant, Statistics for Sociologists III (graduate level) under Charles Halaby. Created workbook and ran labs on simple, multivariate, and logistic regressions

 

PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES:

2018 Organizer and Presider, “The Vindictive Turn: Empowering and Mobilizing Racial Contempt in the Neoliberal Era,” Thematic Session, American Sociological Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 11-14

2018 Presentation: “Polite Racism and Diversity: how white civility creates racial contempt and nonbeing,” Thematic Session, American Sociological Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA, August 11-14

2018 Presentation: “STEM Cultural Deficit Ideology: How Sexism and Racism make STEM a Form of White Male Affirmative Action,” Pacific Sociological Association annual conference, Long Beach, CA, March 28-31

2017 Presentation: “Neoliberal White Supremacy,” Pacific Sociological Association annual conference, Portland, OR, April 6-9

2017 Invited Presentation: “How Universities Selling a Broad Diversity Can Promote Racism on Campus,” MSE Research Series, Boise State University, February 24

2016 Invited Presentation: “Lateral Movements Up: how appropriating new cultural practices vitalizes indigenous sociocultural standings in highland Peru,” Presidential Panel on Indigenous Movements, presided by Mary Romero, American Sociological Association annual conference, Seattle, WA, August 20-23.

2016 Presentation: “The Racial Underpinnings of Global Financial Capitalism,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, March 30-April 3, Oakland.

2016 Discussant, “Education and Higher Ed I,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, March 30-April 3, Oakland.

2015 Poster: Interdisciplinarity – Accelerating Scientific and Professional Development through Summer Research Community, Stueckle Sky Center, BSU, Poster, Babinkostova, L. (Author), Scarritt, A. (Author), Landrum, R. E. (Author), Pyke, P. (Author), Scheepers, M. (Author), Warner, D. L. (Author), Great Ideas in Teaching and Learning, Sponsoring Organization: Center for Teaching and Learning, January 6, 2015.

2014 Presentation: “Innovating STEM Specialization: Using Interdisciplinarity to Strengthen Discipline-Specific Work,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, March 27-30, Portland, OR.

2014 Invited Presentation: “Inequality and Upward Mobility,” Social Work 507, Boise State University.

2013 Presentation: “Online Education: Teaching Students to Ruggedly Defund Education,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, March 21-24, Sparks, NV.

2012 Invited Presentation: “Students of the Great Recession: Learning from an Intensive Undergraduate Research Training Project,” with Sergio Romero, SSPA Speakers’ Series, Boise State University, April 25

2012      Presentation: “Students of the Great Recession: Learning from an Intensive Undergraduate Research Training Project,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, March 22-25, San Diego, with Sergio Romero.

2012      Presentation: “Savage Articulations: Coerced Privatization and the Despotic Integration of Indigenous Villagers in Highland Peru,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, March 22-25, San Diego.

2012      Chair, Undergraduate Roundtable: Issues in Race and Ethnicity II, Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, March 22-25, San Diego.

2011       Invited Presentation: “Global Capitalisms and You,” United Vision for Idaho’s Community Progressive, May 21.

2011       Invited Presentation: “Racial Spoils from Native Soils,” Dangerous Subjects Workshop, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Washington, April 14.

2010      Invited Presentation: “The Second Time as Farce: Neoliberal Racism in Highland Peru,” Friends of Anthropology speaker series, Boise State University, October 13.

2010       Presentation: “Diverse Latino Health,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, April 8-11, Oakland.

2010      Presentation: “Racialized Privatization: Neoliberalism and Indigenous Subordination in Highland Peru,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, April 8-11, Oakland.

2010      Invited presentation: “Racial Privilege/Racial Inequality,” Facing Race Teach-In, Boise State University, March 9-10.

2009       Invited presentation: “Racialized Privatization,” invited guest speaker, Boise State University, November 2.

2008       Presentation: “Racialized Ethnic Compromise: the micro-politics of land privatization in highland Peru,” Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference, April 10-12, Portland, Oregon.

2006       Invited Presentation: “Global Multicultural Racism,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 27

2006       Presentation: “The Historic Perseverance of Institutionalized Racism in Highland Peru,” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, August 11-14

2006       Presentation: “Broker Fixed,” Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting, Montreal, August 8-11

2006       Session Organizer: “The Politics of Enclave,” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, February 23-26

2006       Presentation: “Racialized Paternalism in Peru,” Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, February 23-26

2004       Presentation: “Millenarian Privatization: How Neoliberalism Killed a Popular

Religious Movement in Rural Peru,” ASA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 14-17

2002       Presentation: “Everyday Peasant Struggles for Democracy,” International Studies

Association Conference, New Orleans, March 26

2001       Presentation, “Growing Knowledge: The Limits of Local Innovation in Confronting Complexity,” Conference on Pragmatics and Social Conflict in the Andes, Cuzco, July 1-15

1999       Commentator, MacArthur Consortium Conference, Minneapolis, January 24-27

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

2016 “The Social Life of STEM,” investigating how the prioritization of STEM affects the new business model of higher education, integrating intensive undergraduate research training as the Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL), involving 18 student researchers, with initial findings to be presented at the Pacific Sociological Association’s annual meeting, Portland, OR, April 6-9, 2017.

2014 “Learning Motivation and Engagement of STEM Students,” team designed survey instrument relating student motivations and technology use in the classroom, collecting well over 100 responses.

2013 “Interdisciplinary Impact of NSF Chemistry and Math REUs at Boise State,” STEM Station Partnership, with recent IMSRL students, interviewing former REU students to measure and enhance positive impact of interdisciplinary summer experiences.

2011-2014, “Students of the Great Recession,” integrating intensive undergraduate research training as the Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL), over 80 interviews to date, producing over 20 conference presentations of preliminary findings.

October 2002-May 2003, dissertation research, Ayacucho, Peru. Conducted participant observation and over 110 interviews

September 1999-August 2000, dissertation research, Peru. Located field sites and conducted participant observation and over 50 interviews

June-July 1997, pre-dissertation research, Peru

August-December 1993, Research Assistant for Fulbright Grant, Harare, Zimbabwe

 

STUDENT RESEARCH MENTORING:

2017-present Michelle Fretwell, McNair Scholar

2017-present Jeff Cates, McNair Scholar

2015-2018 Fructoso Basaldua, McNair Scholar

2017-2018 Intensive research training of 13 undergraduates, from inception to dissemination at regional and BSU conferences, through Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) “The Social Life of STEM”

2016-2017 Intensive research training of 16 undergraduates, from inception to dissemination at regional and BSU conferences, through Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) “The Social Life of STEM”

2014 Student Research Initiative (SRI) fellowship mentoring of Jamie Thomas through IMSRL

2013-2014 Intensive research training of 4 undergraduates, from inception to dissemination at regional and BSU conferences, through Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) “Students of the Great Recession” (Briana Cornwall, Crispin Gravatt, Jamie Thomas, Luz Rodriguez).

2013                                     Student Research Initiative (SRI) fellowship mentoring of Abe Calderon

2013                                     Student Research Initiative (SRI) fellowship mentoring of Boomer Grahn through IMSRL

2012-2013          Intensive research training of 5 undergraduates, from inception to dissemination at regional and BSU conferences, through Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) “Students of the Great Recession” (Boomer Grahn, Michael Kreiter, Briana Cornwall, Vanessa Cornwall, Jacob Church). V. Cornwall accepted to master’s program, U New Mexico; Kreiter and Church the Kent State PhD program.

2011-2014        Abe Calderon, “Mexican Politicization: Cultivating Optimism, Fostering Community,” McNair Student, accepted to UCLA PhD Sociology program.

2011-2012         Intensive research training of 5 undergraduates, from inception to dissemination at regional and BSU conferences, through Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) “Students of the Great Recession” (Makala Knutson, Roger Clark, Linsey Amaya, Jenafer Crofts, Jared Fitzgerald). Knutson received a Fulbright, Fitzgerald accepted to the PhD program at Boston College.

2009-2012        Mario Venegas, “Racial Lens and Consuming Video Games,” McNair Summer Research Project.

2009-2011        Christy Richardson, “Transracial Adoption: Promoting Racial Consciousness or Perpetuating Colorblind Racism?” McNair Summer Research Project; accepted to Portland State sociology graduate program.

2009-2011       Marylin Hiller, “Sexual Offender Registry: Public Safety or Scarlet Letter,” McNair Summer Research Project; accepted to Eastern Washington social work graduate program

2009                   Heather Gifford, “Class and Student Support Networks,” Accepted to University of Illinois-Chicago, sociology PhD program

 

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION:

2018 American Sociological Association Department Chairs’ Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, August 9

2016 American Sociological Association Department Chairs’ Workshop, Seattle, WA, August 19

2011           “Initiating and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs,” Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) Institute, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, May 25-27

2006       “Preparing students as activists for social justice and social change,” led by Walda Katz-Fishman and Rose Brewer, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Montreal, August 11-14

2006       “Scientific Foundations of Qualitative Research,” led by Patricia White, Vilna Francine Bashi, Kathleen Blee, Mitchell Duneier, Joane Nagel, and Susan Silbey, ASA Montreal, August 11-14

2005       “Strategies for Teaching Race and Ethnicity,” led by Charles Gallagher, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, August 13-16

2005       “Teaching Race and Ethnicity,” led by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, August 13-16

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:

1994-1996            VISTA Volunteer, San Luis Valley Habitat for Humanity, Alamosa, CO. Job included coordinating work groups, fundraising, and office management.

1993       Internship, Washington Office on Latin America, Washington, DC. Job included attending and summarizing capitol hill events, research, and office management.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Pacific Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

Society for the Study of Social Problems

Association of Black Sociologists

SERVICE:

Professional:

Reviewer: Racial Formation in the United States, 3rd ed. by Michael Omi & Howard Winant

Textbook Reviewer: SAGE Publications, Carolina Academic Press

Research Proposal Reviewer: Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Canada)

Manuscript Reviewer: American Journal of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Critical Sociology, Theory and Society, American Ethnologist, Sociology of Race and Racism

External Reviewer for Tenure Application, University of the Pacific

Community:

Round Table Facilitator: “Acknowledging your Racism,” 2018 MLK Living Legacy Celebration, Building the Beloved Community, Boise State University, January 24, 2018

Presentation: “Global Capitalisms and You,” United Vision for Idaho’s Community Progressive, May 21, 2011.

Presentation: “Racial Privilege,” Facing Race Teach-In, Boise State University, March 10, 2010

Presentation: “Everyday Racism,” Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, Idaho, March 4, 2009

University:

Chair, Department of Sociology, Boise State University

Sociology Brown Bag coordinator

Global Studies Faculty Advisory Board

Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology

Scholarship Coordinator, Department of Sociology, Boise State University

Academic Dishonesty Review Committee, Boise State University

Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Sociology

SSPA Curriculum Committee

SSPA Ad-Hoc Committee on Undergraduate Research and Teaching

SSPA Promotion and Tenure Committee

Promotion and Tenure Departmental Policy Review Sub-Committee

Fulbright Program Department Liaison

Co-administrator, Inter-Mountain Social Research Lab

Cultural and Ethnic Diversity Board

Idaho Metropolitan Series Board

Latin American Latino/a Miner Studies Consortium

 

 

LANGUAGES:

English, Spanish, basic Quechua (Ayacucho region)