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Erica Chito Childs

Scholarly and Community Advisor

Erica Chito Childs is a sociologist who researches issues of race, gender and sexuality, particularly in the areas of multiracialism, families, media, and popular culture.  Her first book, Navigating Interracial Borders: Black-White Couples and Their Social Worlds (Rutgers 2005) explores the social world of black-white interracial couples and examines the ways that collective attitudes shape private relationships. Her latest book, Fade to Black and White: Interracial Images in Popular Culture (Rowman& Littlefield 2009) considers the larger context of social messages conveyed by the media—from movies to music to the web—that inform how we think about love across the color line.