Keynote Speaker

Dr. Korie Edwards

Dr. Korie Edwards

Associate Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Edwards completed her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004 and began working at The Ohio State University later that year. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, sociology of religion, social stratification, and gender. Her books include Growing Up in America: The Power of Race in the Lives of Teens (Stanford University Press, 2010), which she co-wrote with Brad Christerson and Richard Flory; The Elusive Dream: The Power of Race in Interracial Churches (Oxford University Press, 2008); and Against All Odds: The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations (New York University Press, 2005), which she co-wrote with Brad Christerson and Michael O. Emerson.