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Sara Mason, Ph.D.

Title: Department Head, Sociology & Human Services
Phone: 678-717-3878

Office: Strickland Academic, 185 A, Gainesville
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Courses Taught

Dr. Mason teaches courses in Sociology and the Human Services and Delivery and Administration
(HSDA) program.


  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002
  • B.A., Cultural Studies, Hampshire College, 1995

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Mason’s research focuses on the intersections of race, culture, knowledge production, and power, with a particular emphasis on cultural practices (particularly tourism, place-making and consumption), in relation to racial identities, class, history, and memory. She is currently working on a book length manuscript based on her research on the growth and popularity of heritage tourism in relation to the politics of place-making and a growing Black tourist class.


Mason, Sara F. (2011). Making Sense of Slavery on the Plantation Trail: An ethnographic look at how we remember slavery on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Public Intellectual.  Retrieved from (Invited Contribution)

Mason, Sara F. (2011). Selling Dr. King’s Dream: Blackness and Tourism in Atlanta. In V.A. Young and B.H. Tsemo (eds.) From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

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