Michael Esposito, PhD

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Arts & Sciences

Professor Esposito’s research focuses on understanding the production of radicalized disparities in population health. He investigates how broad, racialized social systems – and their constituent institutions – are configured in ways that layer privileges on white populations and hazards on BIPOC populations.

This work includes studies that examine how the actions of race-cognizant institutions (e.g., law enforcement agencies) contribute to health disparities; research that considers how multiple racialized systems overlap; and projects which demonstrate how structural racism enters and distorts social processes that are foundational to well-being (e.g., the association among education and health).