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Tyrone Forman


Black Studies



Tyrone Forman is a sociologist and nationally recognized voice on intergroup prejudice, discrimination, comparative race and ethnic relations, and survey research methods. Professor Forman has conducted innovative studies of the ways that discrimination and constrained opportunity shape the life experiences of racial and ethnic minorities as well as the sociocultural factors that influence intergroup relations and attitudes among youth and adults.  In exploring these issues, he has developed four main foci: (1) the changing nature and social consequences of intergroup prejudice and discrimination; (2) young whites’ racial attitudes in the post-civil rights era; (3) intergroup relations among people of color; and (4) health and well-being of adults and adolescents. His work has appeared in a number of leading social science journals and has been financially supported by the Russell Sage Foundation, the Fletcher Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.

He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships, including the 2012 Oliver Cromwell Cox Best Article Award from the American Sociological Association and a 2011-12 fellowship at Stanford University's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.  He serves on the editorial board of Sociological Methodology. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Phillips Academy Andover's Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT). He is a former Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities.


PhD Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MA Human Development & Social Policy, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

BA Urban Studies, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY