Michelle Mott

michelle mott visiting assistant professor sociology and anthropology

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D.,  University of Texas at Austin
Fields: Race, Racism, and Anti-racism; Gender; Sexuality; Reproduction of inequality; Gentrification and School Choice
Office: Beaven 221A



Michelle Mott is a qualitative sociologist whose work focuses on the social reproduction of inequality along racialized, classed, and gendered lines and efforts to redress it. She received her M.A. in Women and Gender Studies and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has conducted research in England and in the U.S. on feminist antiracist social justice organizing practices.

Her current research examines the impact that neoliberal urban and educational policies have on communities. For her dissertation, she did an ethnographic study of a two-way, dual language public elementary school in a rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhood. Her research explores the racialized and classed tensions that emerge in the school as a result of dramatic demographic shifts in the neighborhood and school populations.

Professor Michelle Mott draws from her own research and her engagement with feminist pedagogy in her teaching. She strives to build inclusive learning environments and enact a critical feminist antiracist approach to teaching and learning for her students and herself.

Recent Publications

Mott, Michelle. Forthcoming. “From Tamales and Mole to Pizza and Pasta’: Where Went the Neighborhood, So Goes the School.” Gentrification and Bilingual Education: A Texas TWBE School across Seven Years. Eds. Deborah Palmer and Suzanne Garcia-Mateus. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.