Whitney Nicole Laster Pirtle, PhD


author. teacher. learner. mentor.

Dr. Whitney N. L. Pirtle is a sociologist with broad, interdisciplinary expertise in critical race theory, social inequality, health disparities and health equity, Black feminist sociology and praxis, and mixed methodologies.

Throughout her research and writing, as well as teaching and service to the field and her communities, she centers equity, inclusion, and justice.

Select Recent Publications

Co-edited Volume

Select Talks and Panels

Say Her Name Panel with UConn Health Disparities Institute

The Psychology of Racism Panel with E Pluribus Unum

UC Merced Black Graduation Speech

Get in touch at wpirtle@ucmerced.edu

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