Faculty Profile for Dr. David R Dietrich

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Dr. David R Dietrich
Associate Professor — Sociology
UAC 470
phone: (512) 245-2113

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Dietrich, D. R. (2015). Racially Charged Cookies and White Scholarships: Anti-Affirmative Action Protests on American College Campuses. Sociological Focus, 48(2), 105–125.
  • Dietrich, D. R. (2014). Rebellious Conservatives: Social Movements in Defense of Privilege. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Dietrich, D. R. (2013). Avatars of Whiteness: Racial Expression in Video Game Characters. Sociological Inquiry, 83(1), 82–105.
  • Dietrich, D. R. (2012). The Specter of Racism in the 2005-6 Immigration Debate: Preserving Racial Group Position. Critical Sociology, 38(5), 723–745.
  • Dietrich, D. R. (2012). Worlds of Whiteness: Race and Character Creation in Online Games. In D. Embrick, T. Wright, & A. Lukacs (Eds.), Social Exclusion, Power, and Video Game Play. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Himes Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, North Carolina Sociological Association. February 1, 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Jenkins and Gilchrist Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law, University of Texas Law School. January 1, 2001 - December 1, 2002

Selected Grants

  • Dietrich, David (Principal). Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Submitted: 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee
September 1, 2018-Present
Curriculum Committee
September 1, 2018-Present
Personnel Committee (FRC)
January 22, 2018-Present
Honors and Awards Committee
September 1, 2011-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Reviewed manuscript for Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
September 2018-September 2018