Janeria Easley

Assistant Professor (African American Studies) and Graduate Faculty of Emory Sociology

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Mailing Address:

Department of African American Studies

Emory University
550 Asbury Circle, 207 Candler Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


  • PhD in Sociology, Princeton University, 2016
  • BA in Sociology and English, Duke University, 2007


Janeria Easley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies. She received her B.A in Sociology and English from Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology, with a concentration in Demography, from Princeton University. Her research and teaching specialties are: Racial and Ethnic Relations, Demography, Social Stratification, and Urban Studies. Her research advances the understanding of racial stratification in two broad areas. First, she interrogates the role of space in creating and maintaining said stratification. Key sub-areas include residential segregation, gentrification, and the built environment. Second, she examines racial disparities in economic well being related to employment, wealth, and homeownership. She completed a Vice Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.