Orly Clergé is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC-Davis and her research focuses on race and racism, migration & immigration, cities, and cultural identity. She is the award-winning author of the book The New Noir: Race, Identity & Diaspora in Black Suburbia (University of California Press, 2019). The New Noir explores the Black identities of middle-class American, Haitian, and Jamaican suburbanites. The book contributes to understandings of how nationality, race, and “making it” are culturally negotiated by a diverse and shrinking Black middle class during the Great Recession.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of California, Davis