Corey Fields

Delving into race, identity and culture

Corey Fields is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University. He is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford.

Fields’ main interests are race, identity, and culture. Within those areas, his research is driven by an interest in the role of identity – at both the individual and collective level – in structuring social life across a range of contexts. His new book, Black Elephants in the Room: The Unexpected Politics of African American Republicans, uses the experiences of African-American Republicans to explore the dynamic relationship between race and political behavior in contemporary U.S. politics. He uses a range of methods to analyze the role of identity in social life, including ethnography, interviews, and secondary analysis of survey data.