Wendy Roth

Associate Professor Of Sociology
University of Pennsylvania

Wendy Roth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a multidisciplinary researcher focusing on the intersection between sociology and such fields as political science, psychology, social policy, economics, anthropology, organizational behavior, and biology. Her current research focuses directly on issues of genomics and race, including the effect of genetic ancestry testing on test-takers’ identities, attitudes, and understanding of race and ethnicity. Dr. Roth is the author of the book “Race Migrations: Latinos and The Cultural Transformation of Race, published by Stanford University Press. She is also the author of the book chapter “Genetic Ancestry Tests and Race: Who Takes Them, Why, and How Do They Affect Racial Identities?” In Reconsidering Race: Cross-Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Approaches, edited by Kazuko Suzuki and Diego von Vacano published by Oxford University Press.

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